IT'S ONLY A PLAY

It's Only a Play

Theatre
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (New York, NY)
236 West 45th St.
New York, NY
Running Time
Two hours and 35 minutes
Schedule
Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm
Price
$72-$147
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Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane lead an all-star cast featuring F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock in the Broadway comedy about the comedy of Broadway: It's Only a Play. Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally and directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien, this is a celebration of theatre at its best- and theatre people behaving their not-so-best.

It's opening night of Peter Austin's (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Nathan Lane), his fledgling producer (Megan Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic (F. Murray Abraham) and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Micah Stock in his Broadway debut).

It's alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender- reminding audiences why there's no business like show business. Thank God!

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Stars Greet Fans at Schoenfeld Theatre Stage Door!
by Jennifer Broski - August 29, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only a Play, by 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally, began preview performances last night at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. As previously announced, Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony® Award winner Matthew Broderick, Emmy® and Tony® Award winner Stockard Channing, international film sensation Rupert Grint, Tony® Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy® Award winner Megan Mullally, and newcomer Micah Stock star in It's Only a Play. 3-time Tony® Award winner Jack O'Brien directs. The cast greeted fans outside of the stage door and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the excitement. Check out photos below! (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Begins Previews Tonight; Student Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Broadway's backstage comedy It's Only a Play, by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway'sGerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning tonight, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane & the All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recreate Ellen's OSCAR Selfie
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' star-packed Oscar Selfie that went global in a matter of seconds last February during the Academy Awards® telecast, the all-star cast of the upcoming Broadway play It's Only a Play - F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock - celebrate and send-up that now-infamous pop culture moment in a first-look photo of their new Broadway production. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick, Nearing $8 Million Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The upcoming revival of Tony winner Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play has now drawn nearly $8 million before its opening on Broadway this fall, according to Deadline. In July, the production had already sold $5.5 million worth of tickets in advance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe Allen
by Walter McBride - August 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only a Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the press conference below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at at Joe Allen!
by Walter McBride - August 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only a Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos of the stars' arrivals below! (more...)

BWW TV: What a Cast! Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only a Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang and you can check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - August 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only a Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning - check out a first look below! (more...)

Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only a Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only a Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Already Drawing Top Dollar
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

The New York Post writes that the upcoming revival of Tony winner Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play has already drawn $5.5 million before its opening on Broadway this fall, more than any other show so far. No question the numbers are at least partially due to legendary duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and their all-star castmates. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by Walter McBride - June 26, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only a Play will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Adds Performances; First Preview Moved to 8/28
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport have announced a new start date for the star-studded Broadway production of 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only a Play. Previously on sale for performances beginning September 4, 2014, the first preview of It's Only a Play is now set for Thursday, August 28, 2014 due to overwhelming popular demand. Tickets are now on sale for the added week. It's Only a Play will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. Tickets will be available at the Schoenfeld Box Office (236 West 45th Street) starting July 31. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

HARRY POTTER Star Rupert Grint to Make Broadway Debut in Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2014

According to Entertainment weekly, Harry Potter veteran Rupert Grint will soon make his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally's next Broadway comedy- It's Only a Play. Grint will play 'Frank Finger', a 'wunderkind director of a new play by an anxious writer.' He made his stage debut earlier this year in the West End production of Jez Butterworth's Mojo. (more...)

Tickets Are Now On Sale for the Star-Studded Broadway Production of McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that tickets are now on sale to the general public for the star-studded Broadway production of Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only a Play. (more...)

F. Murray Abraham and Stockard Channing Join Megan Mullally & More in Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that 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 will star on Broadway in a newly revised version of Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only a Play, which first premiered in New York in 1986 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien will direct. Additional casting will be announced shortly. The production will play a strictly limited 17-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) beginning this fall, 2014, with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Mullally to Join Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY This Fall!
by TV News Desk - June 3, 2014

During the appearance, Mullally shared that she will be starring in a new comedy by Terrance McNally. (more...)

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane to Reunite in IT'S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway This Fall; Jack O'Brien to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The New York Times reports that THE PRODUCERS stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will reunite in a new version of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play, directed by Jack O'Brien and opening on Broadway in September 2014. No word yet on where the show will run. (more...)