PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: The Other Place; Location, Location, Location
11 Jan 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
On opening night, director Jack O'Brien was in attendance, along with his most recent Broadway star (the lovely, at-liberty Katie Holmes of the very Dead Accounts) and his next (Nathan Lane, The Nance as of April 15 at the Lyceum). Lane, it will be remembered, had Metcalf for his Tony-nominated speechwriter when he was President in the Mamet-written, Mantello-directed Oval Office antic, November.
Mario Cantone said he was plotting his Broadway comeback, but carefully this time: "I'm trying to get my next one-man show produced, hopefully for the fall. It's called Mario Cantone Swings Both Ways. I put my frigging name in the title, that's what I did because last time I didn't do that. I'm learning from Tyler Perry."
Likewise in the fast lane, Megan Hilty: "I'm working on the series ['Smash'], I have an album coming out in March, and I'm going to be doing a concert in Carnegie Hall on March 8." To say nothing of the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes concert cast recording that's selling well. "I never had so much fun in my life," she said of that Encores! show.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.