Winkler, according to the New York Post, is currently in negotiations to play an aging adult film star in David West Read's The Performers, which is aiming for a Broadway bow in the fall. Read also authored Dream of the Burning Boy.
In the play, according to the New York daily, "the reporter and the young porn star have been friends since high school, and the reporter envies the porn star's life."
No official announcement about the production has been made.
Winkler has appeared on Broadway in The Dinner Party and 42 Seconds from Broadway. Well known for his role as Fonzie on "Happy Days," his screen credits also include "Arrested Development," "Out of Practice" and "Third Watch." He has appeared in the films "Night Shift," "The King of Central Park," "Down to You" and "The Waterboy."
Jackson, who has also been seen on television in the Fox musical comedy "Glee," has appeared on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu and All Shook Up, among others. He has appeared Off-Broadway in Altar Boyz and The Agony and The Agony, and at City Center in Finian's Rainbow and Damn Yankees.