Now this was a hilarious play with a good all-round cast. The show really had me laughing out loud which not many shows can do. I had read some really bad reviews about the cast not working well together and the timing being really awful but personally I disagree with those comments. I feel the cast really worked well together with their timing being great. The great cast included Katie Finneran as Julia Budder, the novice producer of 'The Golden Egg', Matthew Broderick as Peter Austin, the playwright of 'The Golden Egg', Martin Short as James Wicker, a TV sitcom star, Isabel Keating who was understudying as Virginia Noyes, a has-been actress now in rehab, F. Murray Abraham as Ira Drew, the infamous theatre critic, and Micah Stock as Gus P. Head, the cloakroom assistant. Now some people might notice I didn't include Maulik Pancholy as Frank Finger, that's because I didn't feel he was quite as good as the others. I think Maulik is a great actor, but this isn't a role that suited him. I know it must have been tough to fill Rupert Grint's shoes, but I think they should have chosen another British actor. Other criticism I have for the show is that it was a bit lengthly and got a little boring at bits. And personally I didn't really like the swearing. Overall the show was very good though.
The featured star of It's Only a Play is, drum roll please... MARTIN SHORT!
Martin did an amazing job of filling Nathan Lane's shoes and most of the time I was laughing during the show was whenever he said a joke.
Now for my final verdict of It's Only a Play. I give It's Only a Play...
I loved this show and it is great opening to my NY holiday!
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Join me next time when I will be reviewing A Delicate Balance.
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*Please note this show has now closed.