Rich Little's Jimmy Stewart & Friends Eyeing Broadway Run
21 Jan 2013
Veteran impressionist Rich Little is hoping to bring his new one-man play Jimmy Stewart & Friends to Broadway. Little's current engagement at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino has been extended several times.
The evening, which takes audiences on a journey through the life of late film and stage actor Stewart ("Harvey," "It's a Wonderful Life"), is billing the Las Vegas run as a pre-Broadway engagement.
It will play the Las Vegas Hotel's Shimmer Cabaret through April 3.
Jimmy Stewart & Friends also promises Little's impressions of Cary Grant, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, Katherine Hepburn and John Wayne.
Little is known for appearances on "Laugh-In," "The Tonight Show," "Hollywood Squares," "KopyKats," "The Julie Andrews Hour" and his 1970's series "The Rich Little Show."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.