Will Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson Co-Star in Broadway's The Performers?

News   Will Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson Co-Star in Broadway's The Performers? Henry Winkler, who is best known for his work as The Fonz on the long-running situation comedy "Happy Days," may be heading back to Broadway.

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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.

Also scheduled to be part of the cast is Xanadu and "30 Rock" star Cheyenne Jackson, who will play an up-and-coming porn star. The role of a New York Post reporter has yet to be cast.

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."

Evan Cabnet will direct for producer Robyn Goodman.

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.

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