” I T ‘ S O N L Y A P L A Y “
ADDS A WEEK OF PERFORMANCES
TO THE FRONT END OF ITS RUN
PREVIEWS NOW SET TO BEGIN ON AUGUST 28TH
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR OCTOBER 9TH
New York, NY (June 25, 2014) – Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport have announced a new start date for the star-studded Broadway production of 4-time Tony® Award winnerTerrence McNally‘s uproarious comedy, It’s Only A Play. Previously on sale for performances beginning September 4, 2014, the first preview of It’s Only A Play is now set for Thursday, August 28, 2014 due to overwhelming popular demand. Tickets are now on sale for the added week. It’s Only a Play will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. Tickets will be available at the Schoenfeld Box Office (236 West 45th Street) starting July 31. 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 Stockstar 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.
Mr. McNally—a four-time Tony® Award winning playwright—recently celebrated the premiere of his 20thBroadway 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.