The Second Time The Actors Have Co-Starred In A Play Together.
A reunion between Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane on the Great White Way for the comedy “It’s Only a Play”, have returned to star in the new play after co-starring in “The Producers” years ago.
Four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally revived his 1980 script — about a play’s opening night — with himself in mind as the playwright Peter Austin, played by Broderick.
“All of us can relate to the feeling, what it’s like, these opening nights — and they’re sort of horrible,” said Broderick, who has also starred with Lane on Broadway in “The Producers.” “But this play makes it very funny. It’s not as funny in real life.”
The show is directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien, whom the actors say knows how to deal with a lot of heavy-hitter talent.
“You’ve got to have a director who is ready and willing to corral it, and that ain’t easy,” Abraham said. “Jack does it because he’s so smart. He’s so energized, always. And he’s so passionate.”
“It’s Only a Play” opens Oct. 9.