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It's Only A Play on Broadway

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Its Only A Play on Broadway
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Show Summary
This revival of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play is sure to be an extremely entertaining evening of theatre. It stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, reuniting the lead duo from The Producers. As if that weren’t enough, the starry cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Grint (Ron from Harry Potter), Stockard Channing, and Megan Mullally. The play ran Off-Off Broadway in 1982 and Off-Broadway in 1986; this will be its Broadway debut. Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally is the beloved and extremely prolific playwright behind such hits as Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and last season’s Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons.

McNally has rewritten the play to meet modern day standards and incorporate relevant 21st matter. The main elements of the play remain the same, as the story centers around a playwright who anxiously awaits the opening of his own show. It’s Only A Play pokes fun of itself as it essentially parodies the Broadway culture. The Nervous playwright is on pins and needles in anticipation of the looming review written from a notable Broadway critic. The aforementioned critic’s notorious negativity stems from his own inability to make it on Broadway as a writer. The innuendos and self-deprecating humor found in it’s Only a Play run rampant and are sure to provide entertainment while poking fun of the industry in a clever and humorous manner.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Previews Begin: 08/28/14
Show Opens: 10/09/14
Show Closes: 06/07/15
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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Megan Mullaly in its Only A Play
  What Is IT'S ONLY A PLAY Like?
A play about the theatre, It’s Only a Play is the story of a playwright named Peter Austin (Matthew Broderick) whose new piece “The Golden Egg” receives less than positive reviews. His sarcastic friend James Wicker (Nathan Lane) is now a successful TV actor who has turned down the lead in Austin’s play, and is secretly pleased about the negative reception. The ensemble of ridiculous characters also includes the female lead who is on drugs, a theatre critic who wishes he were a playwright, and the wealthy first-time Broadway producer. Taking place at an opening night party, this show gives Broadway audiences an inside look into the behind the scenes story of a fictional play.

Is IT'S ONLY A PLAY Good for Kids?

Due to adult themes, this show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • F. Murray Abraham
  • It's Only A Play - Terrence McNally and Jack O'Brien
  • Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane
  • It's Only A Play on Broadway
  • Stockard Channing
  • It's Only A Play - Terrence McNally and Jack O'Brien
  • Rupert Grint
  • Megan Mullally
  • Micah Stock
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Cast Members In 'It's Only A Play':
F Murray Abraham as Ira Dre
Matthew Broderick as Peter Austin
Stockard Channing as Virginia Noyes
Martin Short as James Wicker
Megan Mullally as Julia Budder
Newcomer Micah Stock’ as Gus P Head
Broadway Theatre:
Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
242 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
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45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Bernard B Jacobs Box Office Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:
It's Only a Play is 2 hours and 35 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes.


Roy Furman
Ken Davenport
Tom Kirdahy
  Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Richards Climan Inc
Technical Supervisor:
Hudson Theatrical Associates
Casting Director:
David Caparelliotis at Caparelliotis Casting
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Press Agent:
O&M Co
Play - Revival (Broadway Premiere)

Production Credits:

Director: Jack O'Brien

Other Credits:
Terrence McNally (Author)

Broadway Show Parking - gerald schoenfeld theatre  
Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the Benard B Jacobs Theatre is located at:
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Quik Park Garage
303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.

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