Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien will direct the production, which will play a limited 17-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Performances will begin in the fall with an opening night set for Oct. 9.
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, 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."
It's Only a Play premiered in New York in 1986 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Additional casting for the 2014 revival will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for It's Only a Play are available to American Express Card Members through an exclusive pre-sale June 4-11 by visiting Telecharge.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public June 12. For groups of 20 or more, call (855) 329-2932.