Never before has art so perfectly imitated life as it did last night at the Gerald Schoenfeld theater, where Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, and Micah Stock took the stage for opening night to perform a play about…wait for it…opening night.
Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally’s It’s Only A Play had been creating quite the buzz up until last night’s premiere, with word on the street (ahem, the street being Broadway) that the production is as hilarious as it is poignant. Indeed, the satirical script, updated to reflect showbiz today, alludes to celebrities ranging from Lady Gaga to Pope Francis to James Franco. The performance, in all its namedropping glory, did not disappoint, receiving favorable reviews from the audience and The New York Times alike.
In another grand act of imitation, the theatergoing crowd was almost as star studded as the stage, including the likes of Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles, Marisa Tomei, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Louis C.K. Check out the photos of yesterday evening’s arrivals and after party below. And then, get your tickets swiftly—the run is almost already sold out.