Brian Hutchinson will star in Center Theatre Group's world premiere production of Paul Rudnick's Big Night.
Brian Hutchison will star in Center Theatre Group's world premiere production of Paul Rudnick's Big Night.
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Center Theatre Group announced the cast for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play Big Night, running September 10-October 8 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, with opening night set for September 16.

The cast includes Brian Hutchison (Smokefall), Max Jenkins (NBC's The Mysteries of Laura), Luke Macfarlane (ABC's Brothers & Sisters), Wendie Malick (NBC's Just Shoot Me!), and Tom Phelan (ABC Family's The Fosters). One more cast member will be announced later.

Directed by Walter Bobbie (Bright Star), the creative team includes John Lee Beatty (set design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), James Calleri and Paul Davis (casting), and Brooke Baldwin (stage manager). The sound designer will be announced later.

The play is described as follows in a press release: "It is the night of the Oscars, and a working actor-turned-Oscar nominee knows that his life is about to change — he just doesn't know how profoundly. His transgender nephew has plans for his speech, his young agent has plans for his future, his unstoppable mother has plans for the catering, and his partner is nowhere to be found."

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