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.
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 comedy is by 4x Tony Winner Terrence McNally, 18 week engagement, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, West 45 St. beginning August 28th, opening nite October 9th.