Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane lead an all-star cast in a comedy written by Tony winner Terrence McNally about theatre people behaving badly. More…
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 novice producer, his doped-up diva (Stockard Channing), his genius director, a lethal drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.
See it if You want to witness superb comedic performances from some of Broadway's best.
Don't see it if You're not well-versed in the Broadway community. A lot of the jokes will go over your head, as they are geared towards Bway fanatics
See it if old school comedies ie one set, obvious set-up and a huge pay-off. The cast is superb, one of whom should arrested for scene stealing!
Don't see it if if drawing room comedies that aren't much deeper than their set bore you. But lighten up; it's only a play,
See it if you enjoy a great cast with perfect timing to hilariously entertain the audience behind the scene of their play's opening night party.
Don't see it if are looking for a serious drama and/or do not care for some over the top silliness.
See it if You have seen almost ever play or musical along with movies the cast has been in.
Don't see it if You haven't seen almost every play, musical, movie the cast has started in. Some of the acting was terrible.