Last year saw Rupert Grint’s West End debut when he starred in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo. This year marks another debut for the Ron Weasley actor – this time, it’ll be on Broadway! It has just been announced that Rupert will be joining a star-studded cast in the newest revision of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play, where he is set to play the character Frank Finger, a director of a new play. About said role, he stated,
I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut alongside this amazing cast and creative team.
Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien will be directing the play, while other cast members include F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock.
The comedy, which first premiered in New York’s Manhattan Theatre Club back in 1986, is described as such:
It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s (Broderick) 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 (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director (Grint), an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — reminding audiences why there’s no business like show business. Thank God!
The production will have a limited seventeen-week stay at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with October 9 marked as opening night.
You can check out the play’s official website right here.
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