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 love fast paced witty comedies with lots of entertainment industry references.
Don't see it if You don't like silly over the top comedies
See it if you want a pleasant entertaining night out at the theater. A simple, silly farce with many famous actors.
Don't see it if you want to see something serious and/or thought-provoking
See it if You know all the ins and outs of the Broadway industry, and find the industry's foibles hilarious.
Don't see it if You don't read Playbill.com daily.
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 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're looking for a show where you can kick back & laugh & not have to think too hard. It's a good way to unwind in the theater after work.
Don't see it if you're looking for a more highbrow show with a message. This is basically mindless entertainment. (Not that there's anything wrong w/that!)
See it if You want to see a star-studded cast making fun of Broadway!
Don't see it if You are expecting a fast-paced comedy, the direction was a tad too slow for a comedy.
See it if The actors are so great, but limited by the script. If you don't mind checking your watch a few times during the show, see it.
Don't see it if You don't like slap stick humor.
See it if you like the cast and do not have high expectations.
Don't see it if you are looking for a show with real substance, one that is capable of surviving without the help of well known actors and actresses.
See it if you get a kick out of laughing too hard at obscure theater references to prove you're in-the-know.
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for something forgettable.
See it if You like great comedians making fun of current showbiz.
Don't see it if You prefer more original and edgier comedy. Some of the performances are less than inspired.
See it if you want to watch masterful performances by all except Matthew Broderick; you are an actor or know a lot about the way theaters operate
Don't see it if you are looking for something profound (it's not Shakespeare); you don't like theater making fun of itself
See it if You're a fan of any of the leads, like The Producers, enjoy theater shows about theater
Don't see it if You're not a fan of plays or theater about theater