Nathan Lane Talks Rupert Grint’s Broadway Debut!

It'sOnlyAPlayIcon2October 1st, 2014, 6:30am– October is here and there is only 9 days until Rupert Grint‘s play It’s Only a Play will have its opening night – we can’t wait. In the meantime, the cast has begun doing promotional work on various shows (did you catch Rupert on Access Hollywood? If not, read more here!) and last night Nathan Lane stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers for another hilarious interview.

It’s definitely worth checking out the clip below where Nathan praises Rupert on his Broadway debut and talks about Rupert’s fans – we’re apparently making an impression on Mr. Lane. Watch here:

We’re looking forward to seeing Rupert on more shows and it’s already been announced that he will talk about It’s Only a Play on The Today Show on October 7th, so stay tuned for some great stuff coming up.

Access Hollywood Chats With Rupert Grint!

IOAP Icon1September 26th, 2014, 4:09pm–Yesterday Rupert Grint sat down with Access Hollywood to discuss his role as Sir Frank Finger in It’s Only A Play. The website has released the video for all to see! In an almost 5 minute hilarious interview, Rupert talks the play, his role, hanging out with F. Murray Abraham at a jazz show, and so much more. The interview also touches on some of the great jokes that poke fun at some of Broadway’s biggest stars, especially a great Daniel Radcliffe joke. You can watch the interview by going here. The play opens officially opens on Broadway on October 9th and is currently in previews. It’s bringing in a ton of money, a ton of laughs, and great reviews. If you get the chance, go see it by getting tickets here. You won’t be disappointed!

Rupert Grint Chats With Broadway Direct!

IOAP Icon1September 24th, 2014, 4:06pm–Today Broadway Direct released an interview with Rupert Grint and It’s Only A Play playwright Terrance McNally. Rupert talks a lot about Frank Finger and how and why he chose to do the play:

“When I read the script, I loved the character immediately,” says Grint, who is much more low-key in conversation than “Sir” Frank. “He’s already been knighted and is on top of his game, but he’s sick of being glorified. He’s also a borderline kleptomaniac, bold and ridiculous and kind of crazy, which is really, really fun for me. The play has such a rich variety of characters, all wanting different things from the reviews.”

A little bit of a review of Rupert’s performance was also talked about:

his assured and hilarious performance as director Frank Finger in It’s Only a Play. Clad in an eye-popping print suit, his red hair gelled like a rock star’s, Grint makes a vivid comic impression as an arrogant critics’ darling, lamenting with a pout, “I can’t help it — I was born charismatic.”

Read the entire article here!

First Official Picture of Rupert Grint as Frank Finger in “It’s Only a Play”!

IOAP Icon1September 13th, 2014, 7:01am– We finally have our very first official picture of Rupert Grint as Frank Finger on stage in It’s Only a Play. The picture was taken by photographer Sara Krulwich for The New York Times and it shows Rupert in action as the pretentious theater director alongside Nathan Lane as the playwright’s “best” friend.

Rupert Grint, left, and Nathan Lane in "It's Only a Play" at the Schoenfeld Theater in New York.

We love how Rupert looks in this play! Hopefully more pictures will be released when we get a little closer to the October 9th opening night.

As a bonus, we have also uploaded two new versions of the recent photoshoot Rupert took part in for The New York Times where they focused on the new talent on Broadway this fall season. You can view those images in our gallery here.

Rupert Grint: “It’s Only a Play” Interview Roundup!

IOAP Icon1September 2nd, 2014, 2:54pm– The first week of performances are now over and Rupert Grint will be taking the stage in It’s Only a Play tonight for the second week of previews. Although, we will have to wait for official reviews until opening night on October 9th, we are seeing comments from lucky audience members already and Rupert looks to be impressing crowds with his portrayal of Frank Finger.

Rupert has also been in the media the last couple of days and we wanted to gather all the lovely interviews for you here to make it a bit easier.

The first article is from Times Square Chronicles where Rupert answers questions about It’s Only a Play, Mojo, his charity work and even some personal fun facts. You can read that here.

The next interview is with Time Out New York which focuses on the Broadway experience and what Rupert thinks about living in New York for such a long time. Read the entire interview here.

Is this your first time in New York for an extended period?
Yeah, it is. I used to come over almost every year for Harry Potter promotional things, one week here and there, but this is the longest I’ve been here. Sometimes I do feel quite far away from home, but it’s a great city, it’s got such energy. I’m really enjoying it.

Lastly, we want to share two new video interviews from the press conference on August 19th. Below, we have coverage from The Broadway Channel and CBS New York also interviewed the impressive cast which you can see here.