Goodman told Seth Meyers on the November 7 episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers that it was not the first time he’d worked with these esteemed actors.
Goodman appeared with Lane and co-star Dann Florek, who plays The Front Page’s Mayor, in a disco version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1978. Goodman says that he knew of Lane’s formidable talent even back then. He also previously worked with Slattery on a radio play in DUMBO.
Goodman’s Front Page character, Sheriff Hartman, is based on Peter B. Hoffman, who was a sheriff. He describes the pace of the play as moving “a mile a minute; it’s like a freight train.”