The cast includes Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, with additional casting to become announced. The production will undoubtedly be directed by Jack O’Brien. Terrence McNally is really a four-time Tony Award winning playwright, currently represented on Broadway with Mothers and Sons in the Golden Theatre. The comedy is defined within the opening nights Peter Austin’s new play, as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is really a hit. On the largest nights his life, he shares this along with his companion, a television star (Nathan Lane), his fledgling producer (Megan Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, plus a wide-eyed coat check attendant. It’s Just a Play is really a Broadway comedy concerning the comedy of Broadway. Nathan Lane (James Wicker) lately appeared on Broadway in ‘The Nance’.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner who brought humanity to larger-than-life characters, whether the dotty schoolteacher Miss Jean Brodie, an aging opera star Maria Callas or the betrayed, murderous Medea, has died. Her son Charlie Whitehead said Caldwell died peacefully Sunday at her home in Pound Ridge, NY. Whitehead said her death was because of complications from Parkinson’s disease. Among her other characters were Cleopatra, Saint Joan, Mother Courage and authors Colette and Lillian Hellman. As she matured, she accepted only roles offering a specific challenge. Three of her four Tonys came in collaborations with her husband, Robert Whitehead, who was simply among Broadway’s most prolific producers of serious drama. She cited his influence in her decision to accomplish “Medea,” the ancient greek language drama of a female who’s betrayed by her lover and kills their children in revenge. THE BRAND NEW York Times a couple of days following the Tony ceremony.