BROADWAY’S SMASH HIT
“I T ’ S O N L Y A P L A Y”
2-TIME TONY® AWARD WINNER
K A T I E F I N N E R A N
“30 ROCK” ALUM
M A U L I K P A N C H O L Y
IN HIS BROADWAY DEBUT
New York, NY (December 3, 2014) – Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway’s record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It’s Only a Play by 4-time Tony® Award winnerTerrence McNally, will welcome two new stars. Beginning January 7, 2015, two-time Tony® Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning “30 Rock” alum Maulik Pancholy—in his Broadway debut—will assume the roles of ‘Julia Budder’ and ‘Frank Finger’, respectively.
The new cast members join the previously announced Martin Short, who also begins performances on January 7th in the role of ‘James Wicker’. Original stars F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing and Micah Stock will remain with the production. Recently extended through March 29th, It’s Only a Play will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (where it has shattered house records) through January 18, 2015 before transferring to its sibling Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) starting January 23, 2015.
The biggest hit of the new season, It’s Only A Play, is now in performances and celebrated its opening night onThursday, October 9, 2014. 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 currently star in It’s Only a Play. 3-time Tony® Award winner Jack O’Brien directs. For more information, please visitwww.ItsOnlyAPlay.com.
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 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, ended its celebrated Broadway run June 22, 2014 at the Golden Theatre and will be seen in more than twenty countries next year.