Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Butley Opens Tonight On Broadway

Butley Opens Tonight On Broadway

Nearly three years ago, director Nicholas Martin teamed up with Nathan Lane for a heralded Boston revival of Simon Gray's Butley, a show first produced on Broadway at the long since razed Morosco Theatre back in 1972. The original production was not only Tony-nominated for Best Play, but it also garnered a Best Actor in a Play Tony for its star, the late Alan Bates.

I took in the Boston run of Butley at Beantown's Huntington Theatre back in December of 2003. Unlike the critics, I was only lukewarm to that production largely because of Lane's over-the-top scenery-chewing depiction of the title character who loses his wife and male lover on the same day.

Will New York critics hail the long anticipated Broadway revival? Stay tuned for more tomorrow.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets (scroll through selections for Butley).
Related Stories:
Catching Nathan Lane If You Can (July 6, 2006)
Butley's Back on Broadway at Booth (May 23, 2006)

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