Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's Only A Casting Update, and Other News

Casting updates have been announced for the extension of the Broadway revival of It's Only a Play.  In addition to the announcement that Tony-winner Martin Short will be taking over for Tony-winner Nathan Lane, we now have news about who will replace Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally.  Two time Tony winner Katie Finneran will be assuming the role currently being played by Ms. Mullally while Mr. Grint's role will be assumed by TV star Maulik Pancholy who will be making his Broadway debut with the show.  They will begin performances on January 7th.

In other news, the Broadway transfer of the Pulitzer Prize nominated off-Broadway hit will arrive on Broadway a tad early.  The show had originally been slated to begin previews April 4th and open on April 22nd.  The show will now begin previews on March 27th in anticipation of an April 19th opening.

Last, but certainly not least, is the news that Nina Arianda will be returning to Broadway next season.  Manhattan Theatre Club is putting on a revival of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love.  Arianda's co-star will be Sam Rockwell.  Mr. Rockwell was last seen on Broadway in Martin McDonagh's A Behanding In Spokane.  Ms. Arianda was most recently seen in an off-Broadway production called Tales From Red Vienna.  She has two Broadway credits (and two Tony nominations) to her credit -- Born Yesterday and her Tony-winning turn in Venus in Fur.

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