Martin Short will replace Nathan Lane after January 4th but the rest of the cast will continue to reprise their original roles. From January 7th (the first performance with Martin Short) and until January 18th the play will be housed at its current location, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, but from January 23 the play will transfer to its new home, the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater.
Although we’ll miss the amazing Nathan Lane, who is just perfect as James Wicker, we can’t wait to see how Rupert will interact with Martin Short – we can only imagine it’ll be absolutely hilarious.
UPDATE: There has been a lot of talk about whether or not Rupert will be a part of the extended run of It’s Only a Play. Rupert’s reps can’t confirm if he will continue in the play just yet, so we all need to cross our fingers that Rupert’s schedule will allow him to stay on until March 29.
But please note that nothing has been confirmed yet – we will of course update when we get official word on this.
In another interview with PlayBill, Rupert, Keke Palmer, and Ben Plat talk about growing up famous. Rupert mentions his amazing fans following him with whatever he does and how much it means to him.
Metro Newspaper also sat down with Rupert to talk about The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. And in “60 Seconds” he talks about weird dreams, what he might be doing if not for Harry Potter, and buying Knitwear for his tortoise. You can view the scan here!
Rupert talks about his stage work and living in New York, his hair and discusses The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
Ha! I know, it’s pretty amazing working with all these geniuses. After Mojo ended, I didn’t want to do another play for a long time. It was fun but so exhausting. Then this came up and it was such an incredible cast, I had to do it.
Read the full interview via THIS link!
New York PIX11 also released a new-ish interview with the cast. While this took place during the photocall a few weeks back, we get to see the actors take a bow after the play is over. You can watch it here.