Extra! Extra! This season's revival of the classic newspaper comedy The Front Page has recouped its initial investment. Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the play had made back its entire $4.875 million capitalization, making it the first production of the season to do so. Recouping seems almost inevitable when you look at the star power on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre: Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Holland Taylor, Sherie Rene Scott, and Robert Morse all star in the The Front Page.
Here's how the producers describe the show: "The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers." The play, which opened officially on September 20, 2016, runs through January 29, 2017.
Photograph by Julieta Cervantes