Is Burt Reynolds Headed to Broadway?

News   Is Burt Reynolds Headed to Broadway?
Silver screen legend Burt Reynolds may return to the Main Stem 40 years after his Broadway debut.
Burt Reynolds in  Mystery, Alaska
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Variety reports that the Academy Award-nominated star of "Boogie Nights" is interested in a new Joel Fields play Pitch, which concerns two television producers trying to sell their latest project. Producer Jeffrey Richards — recently represented on Broadway with Enchanted April — told the industry paper, "We're hopeful. We've had a couple of readings, Burt Reynolds has looked at theatres, and we are delighted with his interest." Richards hopes to bring Pitch to Broadway in summer 2004 with Barnet Kellman (TV's "Alias" and "Murphy Brown") at the helm.

Burt Reynolds made his Broadway debut (and his only Main Stem appearance) in Hugh Wheeler's Look, We've Come Through. It played five performances at the Hudson Theatre in October 1961. Some of Reynolds' numerous film credits include "Malone," "Cannonball Run," "The Man Who Loved Women," "Stroker Ace," "Smokey and the Bandit," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Paternity," "Hooper," "Starting Over," "The End," "Hustle," "The Longest Yard" and "Deliverance."

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