It's Only A Play
It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously waits to see if his show is a hit. He shares the big night with his best friend, a television star; his fledgling producer; his erratic leading lady; his wunderkind director; an infamous drama critic; and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. Starring Martin Short, Matthew Broderick. F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock. After their opening night perfomance, the whole team gathers for a lavish party thrown by a wealthy producer. Their show might not be any good, but it's highly entertaining to watch them blame the bad reviews on each other.Average Rating: based on 4 votes
Show Category: Comedy
|Opening:||Jan 23, 2015|
|Closing:||Mar 29, 2015|
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 West 45th Street
New York, NY
Between 7th and 8th Ave.
Ummm, so I saw this without reading any reviews and based solely on the people who were in the play. What a mistake, and a waste of money. It wasn't funny. We were sitting on the end near the back, and we considered leaving early. I give it a half star only because I got to see Martin Short in person.
We are avid "broadway era" and were tempted by the flashing lights of the cast. What a disappointment!! Yes it was nice to see Short/Broderick/Channing/Brian Williams as our seats were in the front row. I really hope Martin Short didnt catch me dozing off. It was some of the worst acting I have ever seen and we have our tickets away at intermission just so they werent open when the curtain came back up. Give me Cabaret/Wicked/Mama Mia/Rock of Ages anyway. Sorry but Ferris Beullet and the 1 Amigo didn't cut it onstage.
Saw this play yesterday and really enjoyed it. Nathan Lane was everything I had hoped, in a word hilarious. Micah Stock was perfectly cast as Gus and the interplay between his character and Nathan Lane's was wonderful. The biggest let down: Matthew Broderick. It felt as though he was sleepwalking through his part. Emotions seemed forced, he flubbed several lines, and looked completely disinterested. Very disappointed. I did miss seeing Stockard Channing who was out with a knee injury. The rest of the cast: Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, and Rupert Grint were all very funny. And Stockard Channing's understudy, Isabel (sorry can't remember last name), played the part well. The play has been nicely updated and some of the references were spot on. And the Eve Harrington joke was very funny, unfortunately only a handful of us laughed. If you haven't seen "All About Eve" with Bette Davis, watch it! Overall a funny play and a good time.
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