Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Theater to Stream: A Dispatch From Britain and a Greek Classic by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Terrance McNally’s farcical “It’s Only a Play,” the revue “After Midnight” and productions from Russia are among the highlights.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:18AM
Monday, June 21, 2021

George Street Playhouse presents Terrence McNally’s ‘It’s Only a Play’ by Cameron Kelsall

Terrence McNally’s Broadway-insider comedy ‘It’s Only a Play,’ from George Street Playhouse, will make theater lovers laugh til they cry. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:02PM

George Street Playhouse presents Terrence McNally’s ‘It’s Only a Play’ by Cameron Kelsall

Terrence McNally’s Broadway-insider comedy ‘It’s Only a Play,’ from George Street Playhouse, will make theater lovers laugh till they cry. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:02PM
Sunday, June 20, 2021

George Street Playhouse’s ‘It’s Only a Play’ finishes virtual season by Alan Smason

By ALAN SMASON, WYES Theatre Critic (“Steppin’ Out”) At the start of this pandemic-impacted season, New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse unveiled bold plans to present four productio…

SOURCE: TheatreCriticsm.com at 09:50AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

It’s Only A Play review. Terrence McNally’s bitchy semi-updated Broadway backstage comedy by New York Theater

This George Street Playhouse production of Terrence McNally’s 35-year-old bitchy, witty backstage comedy about the opening night party of a Broadway flop comes almost seven years after its…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:20AM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tug Rice Pays Tribute to the Career and Characters of Late Broadway Great Terrence McNally by Broadway.com

The theater world was stunned by the death of playwright Terrence McNally, who left a remarkable canon of plays and musicals over his six-decade career as a playwright and librettist. Broadw…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:54AM
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: ‘It’s Only a Play’ falls flat on many levels by Joanne Engelhardt

The big question is why Hillbarn Theatre would want to squander its hard-earned dollars on such an outdated (despite its updates), unfunny, mostly uninteresting play as “It’s Only a Play…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 02:01AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Looking Back at Playbill’s 2014 Interview With Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick for It’s Only a Play by Robert Simonson

The Terrence McNally revival opened October 9, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, co-starring Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:56AM
Friday, June 7, 2019

All About Terrence! Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane, Rita Moreno & More Salute 2019 Lifetime Achievement Tony Honoree Terrence McNally by Beth Stevens & Paul Wontorek

Terrence McNally is a titan of the theater. With two dozen Broadway productions under his belt, he has won Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class as well as the…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:06PM
Friday, May 10, 2019

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Is Broadway’s Highest Grossing American Play Ever by Greg Evans

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has become the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history, with the record-breaking number – $40,113,926.13, to …

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:22AM
Friday, October 19, 2018

The Name’s The Thing: A Review of It’s Only a Play At Pride Films and Plays by Amanda Finn

A redux of Terrance McNally's less-than-successful "Broadway, Broadway," Pride Films and Plays' production reminds us just what's in a name: quite a lot.

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 12:00PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Apologia by Jk Clarke

      By Brian Scott Lipton   As Joni Mitchell once famously sang, “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Within mere seconds of her first appearanc…

SOURCE: theaterpizzazz.com at 09:01PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cast announced for Terrence McNally’s IT’S ONLY A PLAY at Pride Arts Center by Michael J. Roberts

The second production of Pride Films and Plays’s 2018-19 season will be IT’S ONLY A [...] The post Cast announced for Terrence McNally’s IT’S ONLY A PLAY at Pride Arts Center appeare…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 02:54PM
Friday, September 7, 2018

Pride Films and Plays announces cast of 'It's Only a Play' by Kt Hawbaker

On Friday, Pride Films and Plays announced casting for the second show of its 2018-19 season, “It’s Only a Play” by Terrence McNally. In the show, it’s the opening night on Broadway …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 12:15PM
Monday, February 20, 2017

The Good Thing For Gays About Donald Trump by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoIf I were to literally stick to my title (above), this would be a very short column. In fact, it would be over already and I’d be off typing up an invoice. But le…

SOURCE: Out at 11:46AM
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Keeping #TonysSoDiverse Beyond the 2015-2016 Season by A.j. Muhammad, Librarian, Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference

Much has been written about the diversity reflected in the 2015-2016 Broadway season.  A recent Playbill.com article states “Of the 40 acting nominations in eight categories, 14 went to a…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 05:37PM
Friday, February 12, 2016

Out of the Bronx, into the fire by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I write about the off-Broadway premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Prodigal Son and a revival of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play in Cor…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 06:30AM
Monday, January 25, 2016

GableStage’s It’s Only A Play Skewers And Honors The Craziness Of Theater Folks by Bill Hirschman

GableStage has produced a version Terrrence McNally's satire about theater, It's Only A Play, that is funnier and has far more heart than the Broadway edition.

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:04AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

When Matthew Broderick is just OK, that counts as a triumph by Elisabeth Vincentelli

You’ve got to hand it to Matthew Broderick: He’s a reliable actor. You can always count on him being either wooden or downright lifeless. When his performance is merely serviceable …

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:05PM
Monday, June 8, 2015

Broadway Box Office Tips Up As Larry David, ‘It’s Only A Play’ Shuffle Off To Buffalo by Jeremy Gerard

Well, Buffalo in the metaphoric sense. Week 2 of the 2015-2016 Broadway season included the 69th Annual Tony Awards (congrats to the winners, hankies to the losers) and saw the curtain fall …

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:47PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick Take Their Final Bows in It’s Only a Play Today by Michael Gioia

Terrence McNally's star-studded backstage comedy It's Only a Play, which reunited The Producers co-stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, plays its final performan…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, June 5, 2015

14 Tony Awards Questions with Micah Stock by Suzy Evans

It’s Only a Play star and Tony nominee Micah Stock fills out our Tony Awards questionnaire in which he shares his dream Tony outfit and why he just can’t smize.

SOURCE: Broadway Style Guide at 10:34AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tony Picks & Predictions by David Lefkowitz

It’s that time again, when art meets commerce meets glitz meets schmaltz. It’s the 69th Annual Tony Awards, happening Sunday night, June 7, at Radio City Music Hall, with CBS-TV broadcas…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 08:12AM
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Report From New York: ‘It’s Only A Play’ High And Inside Baseball by Bill Hirschman

Inside baseball describes the wry and witty It’s Only A Play, if you’re one of us who can name all six shows that earned Tony nominations for Kelli O’Hara. But if you’re one of the t…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 11:52PM
Monday, May 11, 2015

It’s Only a Play Star Will Join Rob Lowe and Jenna Fischer in New NBC Comedy-Drama by Andrew Gans

Stage and screen stars Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Jenna Fischer (“The Office”) and Megan Mullally (It's Only a Play) will be seen this fal…

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:43AM
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tony Award Nominations 2015: A Tight Race with An American in Paris and Fun Home Leading the Pack by Michael Block

It's that time of the year! The 2015 Tony nominations were announced to celebrate the best of Broadway. Here is the complete list of nominees. Check back later for Theater in the Now's Top 5…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:51PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Interview: Jonny Orsini on Melody in Shakespeare and Why Storytelling Should Raise Social Awareness by Jose Solis

After his breakthrough role in The Nance, Jonny Orsini’s career seems to be in constant ascent; in less than three years he has appeared on Broadway three times, has done Shakespeare on bo…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:13PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Photo Call: It’s Only a Play Welcomes Nathan Lane and T.R. Knight With Onstage Champagne Toast by Matthew Blank

Emmy Award-nominated actor T.R. Knight, known for his television work on "Grey's Anatomy," joined the cast of Broadway's It's Only a Play in the role of Frank Finge…

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:22PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nathan Lang Rejoins The Cast Of ‘It’s Only A Play’ Tonight! by Broadway's Best Shows

Tonight, March 31, 2015, two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane returns to the cast of ‘It’s Only A Play‘in his original role as ‘James Wicker.’ T.R. Knight wil…

SOURCE: Broadway’s Best Shows at 10:32AM

Nathan Lane Returns to Broadway’s It’s Only a Play Tonight; T.R. Knight Joins Cast, Too by Michael Gioia

Emmy Award-nominated actor T.R. Knight, known for his television work on "Grey's Anatomy," joins the cast of Broadway's It's Only a Play in the role of Frank Finger…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Tony Winner Nathan Lane Returns & T.R. Knight Begins in It’s Only a Play on Broadway by Broadway.com

Nathan Lane is back and T.R. Knight starts in It’s Only a Play on March 31, taking over from Martin Short as James Wicker and Maulik Pancholy as Frank Finger, respectively. B…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:00AM

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