MTC Opening: Consider It "To Be"MTC Opening: Consider It "To Be"
This evening, the Manhattan Theatre Club's first play of the 2008-09 Theatrical Season opens at the newly renamed Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly the Biltmore).
Based on Ernst Lubitsch's satirical 1942 film of the same name, To Be Or Not To Be is adapted for the stage by Nick Whitby and directed by Casey Nicholaw. The limited run of To Be Or Not To Be is scheduled through November 23.
Originally, Craig Bierko was to star, but he has since been replaced by David Rasche, who is perhaps best known for his mid-1980s television show "Sledge Hammer!" Rasche will be joined by Jan Maxwell, along with Peter Benson, Robert Dorfman, Steve Kazee, Peter Maloney, Michael McCarty, Kristine Nielsen, Brandon Perler, Rocco Sisto, Jimmy Smagula and Marina Squerciati.
Whether critics think this is a show that should be or shouldn't be, that is now the question. Find out what they say in my critics' capsule tomorrow.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).