Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play Sets New Broadway Start Date

By Michael Gioia
25 Jun 2014

Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman and Ken Davenport have announced a new start date for the star-studded Broadway production of Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's comedy It's Only A Play.

Previously scheduled to begin performances Sept. 4, the first preview of It's Only A Play is now set for Aug. 28.

Tickets are now on sale for the added week, and It's Only a Play will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Oct. 9.

Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call (855) 329-2932. Tickets will be available at the Schoenfeld box office starting July 31. 



Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien will direct the production, which will star "Harry Potter" actor Rupert Grint, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally and Micah Stock.

In It's Only a Play, according to producers, "it's opening night of Peter Austin's (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 (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director (Grint), an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — reminding audiences why there’s no business like show business. Thank God!"

Lane and Broderick co-starred in the Tony-winning hit musical The Producers, for which Lane won a 2001 Tony Award. Lane is also a Tony winner for A Funny Thing Happened…, and Broderick is a Tony winner for How to Succeed… and Brighton Beach Memoirs.

Channing is a Tony winner for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Abraham is an Academy Award winner for "Amadeus," and Mullally is best known for her Emmy-winning work on "Will & Grace."

Four-time Tony Award-winning playwright McNally recently celebrated the premiere of his 20th Broadway production, Mothers and Sons, which marks his 50th year on Broadway. 

It's Only a Play premiered in New York in 1986 at the Manhattan Theatre Club

Tickets for It's Only a Play are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call (855) 329-2932.

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