Henry Winkler Plays Porn Star in Broadway-Bound Play “The Performers”

Henry Winkler (last seen on Broadway in Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party in 2000 and still known as “The Fonz” to many for his iconic role in the TV show Happy Days) will play one of the adult film industry’s elder statesmen in the world premiere of the new Broadway play The Performers, opening at the Longacre Theatre on November 14. As is traditional in the porn industry, Winkler’s character boasts an evocative yet slightly silly “stage name” — in this case, “Chuck Wood”.

Written by David West Read and directed by Evan Cabnet, The Performers primarily concerns two other characters — played by Cheyenne Jackson (Broadway’s All Shook Up and Xanadu, TV’s 30 Rock) and Daniel Breaker (Broadway’s Passing Strange and Shrek the Musical) — who are old high school friends that meet up again in Las Vegas at the Adult Film Awards.  When both men find that their long-standing romantic relationships are challenged, Henry Winkler’s Chuck Wood helps them work out their difficulties.

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Pawdesh Salawi

Pawdesh Salawi

Broadway Theatre Writer at New York Show Tickets Inc.
Pawdesh has been writing about Broadway ever since seeing her first show on the great white way in 2001. Now she sees over one hundred Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows a year. She is also a member of the Drama Desk and would love to vote on the Tony's one day. The Office Voted Her Most Likely To: Marry rich and divorce young
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