Royal Family Opens at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and Pulls No Punches on What The Cavendishes Get Up To

Royal Family Opens at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

The Royal Family holds court at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tonight when it has its official Broadway opening.

The 1927 comedy by playwriting greats George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber is about a family of flamboyant theater performers called the Cavendishes (based on the legendary real-life Barrymore clan).

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) Production Pulls No Punches

This Manhattan Theatre Club production of the play stars Rosemary Harris, Jan Maxwell, Larry Pine, Reg Rogers, Tony Roberts (Broadway's Xanadu), John Glover (recently on Broadway in Roundabout's Waiting For Godot revival), and Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, TV's Saturday Night Live).

The show is directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt and is scheduled to run at the Friedman Theatre through November 29th, 2009.