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It's Only a Play is set on the opening night of Peter Austin's new play, as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. There's no business like show business.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 7, 2015.

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About It's Only a Play on Broadway

Previews: Aug 28, 2014 • Opening: Oct 9, 2014 • Closing: Jun 7, 2015
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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
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Orchestra section and Main Level are fully accessible.
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What Is the Story of It’s Only a Play?
It’s opening night of The Golden Egg, the latest comedy by rising playwright Peter Austin, and his rich-but-inexperienced producer is throwing a star-studded celebration at her East Side brownstone. On hand are Peter’s best friend (a wisecracking TV star who was supposed to return to Broadway in the show), the play’s flamboyant, drug-addled leading lady and bratty British director, a blowhard theater critic and a starry-eyed coat check attendant who has just arrived in New York. This nutty collection of first-night partygoers keeps crossing paths in the producer’s sumptuous bedroom as they wait for the all-important judgment of the critics.

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Peter Austin
James Wicker
F. Murray Abraham
Ira Drew
T.R. Knight
Frank Finger
Virginia Noyes
Julia Budder
Micah Stock
Gus P. Head


Written by
Terrence McNally
Jack O'Brien
Set Designer
Scott Pask
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Lighting Designer
Philip S. Rosenberg
Sound Designer
Fitz Patton
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