Rupert Grint to exit “It’s Only a Play”

We reported earlier this month that Rupert Grint‘s debut Broadway show, It’s Only a Play, would be extending its run through the end of March. The show was originally set to end on January 4 but had its performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre extended through January 18, when it will switch to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and run January 23–March 29. While it was initially reported that only Nathan Lane would be leaving the production after its extension, it has now been announced that Rupert Grint and co-star Megan Mullally will be exiting the show as well.

Grint and Mullally will give their final performances on the show’s original end date, January 4. There is as of yet no word on who will take over Grint’s role as eccentric director Frank Finger or Mullally’s role as naïve producer Julia Budder. Grint’s co-stars Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, and Micah Stock will remain with the production through March 29.

We know a lot of fans may be disappointed to hear of Rupert’s exit from the show after its extension was announced, but hopefully his exit from It’s Only a Play means that he is going to be hard at work on other projects. You can read the original article here.

Have you seen the play? Were you hoping to catch a performance sometime after the holidays?

Jessica J.

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