New York, NY, United States (4E) – Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is all set to make his Broadway debut this fall, as he joins the cast of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.”
In the announcement made by the show’s producers on Tuesday, Grint said in a statement, “I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut alongside this amazing cast and creative team.”
“It’s Only a Play” showcases the award-winning talents of director Jack O’Brien, and lauded actors Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally. Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman and Ken Davenport are to produce the show.
This is not Grint’s first foray into theater, though. Last year, he debuted on the London’s West End stage, starring in a revival of Jez Butterworth’s “Mojo.”
According to the press release, the show is about the “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 (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director (Grint), an infamous drama critic (F. Murray Abraham) and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Micah Stock in his Broadway debut).”
“It’s Only a Play” will be staged at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and will run for 17 weeks, starting October 9.