THE STAR-STUDDED CAST OF BROADWAY’S "IT’S ONLY A PLAY "
RECREATES ELLEN’S OSCAR SELFIE
Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres’ star-packed Oscar Selfie that went global in a matter of seconds last February during the Academy Awards® telecast, the all-star cast of the upcoming Broadway play It’s Only A Play – F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock – celebrate and send-up that now-infamous pop culture moment in a first-look photo of their new Broadway production.
The backstage comedy It’s Only A Play, by 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally, will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com.
As previously announced, Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony® Award winner Matthew Broderick, Emmy® and Tony® Award winner Stockard Channing, international film sensation Rupert Grint, Tony® Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy® Award winner Megan Mullally, and newcomer Micah Stock star in It’s Only a Play. 3-time Tony® Award winner Jack O’Brien directs.
In It’s Only A Play, it’s opening night of Peter Austin’s (Matthew 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 (Nathan Lane), his fledgling producer (Megan Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director (Rupert Grint), an infamous drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Micah Stock) on his first night in Manhattan. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender – and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.
The design team for It’s Only A Play includes scenic design by Tony® winner Scott Pask, costume design by Academy Award® and Tony® winner Ann Roth, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, and sound design by Fitz Patton.
Mr. McNally-a four-time Tony® Award winning playwright-recently celebrated the premiere of his 20th Broadway production, Mothers and Sons, which marks his 50th year on Broadway. Mothers and Sons, which was nominated for Best Play at the 2014 Tony® Awards, recently ended its celebrated Broadway run June 22, 2014 at the Golden Theatre and will be seen in more than twenty countries next year.
Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It’s Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport.
Photo credit: F. Scott Schafer