Cheyenne Jackson and Anthony Rapp Join Cast of New Film "Opening Night," About High School Shakespeare Production

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08 Aug 2013

Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson
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Broadway favorites Cheyenne Jackson and Anthony Rapp have joined the cast of the new film "Opening Night," according to

Jackson (Xanadu, Finian's Rainbow) and Rapp (Rent, upcoming If/Then) are part of a cast that also includes Mitchell Jarvis, Camille Cregan and Jessica Lauren Richards.

The comedy, which concerns a high school production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, was penned by Ryan Dixon, Nena Girsch and Jack Henry Robbins; the latter is also directing.

The motion picture, which will begin filming in Los Angeles this summer, follows "the on-stage disasters and off-stage drama of a group of students, their teacher and a visiting B-list TV star on the [play's] big night," according to

Producers are Eric B. Fleischman and Girsch; Dixon is executive producer.