Will Nathan Lane Return to Broadway in The Front Page?

first_img View Comments Related Shows (Photo by Bruce Glikas) Star Files Nathan Lane Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien will helm a revival of the classic newspaper comedy The Front Page on Broadway this fall. According to an Equity casting notice, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s show is aiming to play a limited engagement September 20 through February 5, 2017, officially opening on October 20. No word yet on theater.Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane was rumored to be eyeing headlining a revival of the classic play back in 2011, when he starred as fiery editor Walter Burns opposite Billy Crudup as Hildy Johnson in a reading of the show, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Lane most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014’s It’s Only a Play, which was helmed by O’Brien.The Front Page, which follows tabloid newspaper reporters on the police beat, has been revived on Broadway four times since its 1928 debut, most recently by Lincoln Center Theater in a 1986 mounting that starred John Lithgow as Walter Burns and Richard Thomas as Hildy Johnson.A Tony winner for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lane also received Tony nominations for Guys and Dolls and The Nance. The Front Page Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 29, 2017 Nathan Lanelast_img

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