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Nathan Lane, T.R. Knight Join Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Tonight


T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, will join the cast of Broadway's smash hit comedy It's Only a Play in the role of 'Frank Finger' tonight, March 31, 2015, on the same day that two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane returns to the cast in the role of 'James Wicker', as previously announced. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015.

T.R. Knight was recently seen on Broadway opposite Sir Patrick Stewart in A Life in the Theatre. He is perhaps best known for his role as George O'Malley for four seasons on the hit ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy," for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for 'Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series' and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' as a member of the cast. Additionally, Knight starred as Leo Frank in the musical Parade at CTG/Mark Taper Forum, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford; the film 42, a Jackie Robinson bio-pic, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Brian Helgeland; and the television comedy "Charlie Lawrence" for CBS opposite Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf, as the office gopher Ryan Lemming. Knight was born and raised in Minneapolis.

Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's hit comedy It's Only A Play currently stars Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick, Tony and Emmy winner Stockard Channing, two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran, Emmy and Tony winner Martin Short, and Micah Stock in his Broadway debut. Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien directs.

In It's Only A Play, it's opening night of Peter Austin's (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 (Short), his fledgling producer (Finneran), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director (Pancholy), an infamous drama critic (Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Stock) on his first night in Manhattan. It's alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender - and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

It's Only A Play opened on Broadway on October 9, 2014, and has twice extended its run due to popular demand. It is currently scheduled through Sunday, June 7, 2015. In December 2014, it was announced that It's Only a Play recouped its entire $3.9 million capitalization. It currently plays at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Tickets are now on sale for all performances.

The design team for It's Only A Play includes scenic design by Tony winner Scott Pask, costume design by Academy Award and Tony winner Ann Roth, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, and sound design by Fitz Patton.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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