Nathan Lane and John Goodman, who star in the Broadway revival of The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, appeared on The Today Show to discuss the production, which will officially open at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th St.) October 20.
Watch the interview below:
The starry company also includes John Slattery, Jefferson Mays, Sherie Rene Scott, Holland Taylor and Robert Morse, along with Dylan Baker, Patricia Conolly, Halley Feiffer, Dann Florek, John Magaro, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Christopher McDonald, David Pittu, Joey Slotnick, Lewis J. Stadlen, Micah Stock and Clarke Thorell.
Jack O’Brien directs the revival, which will play a limited engagement through January 29, 2017.
“The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner,” according to press notes. “When star reporter Hildy Johnson (Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.”
The Front Page premiered August 14, 1928, at the Times Square Theatre, in a production staged by George S. Kaufman. The play was heralded for its rapid-fire dialogue written by former newspaper men Hecht and MacArthur, and was one of four hits in a row in the early career of its producer, Jed Harris.
The Front Page is produced by Scott Rudin.
Tickets are on sale via Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200.