The Front Page Recoups on Broadway
Nathan Lane, John Goodman, John Slattery, and more star in the Jack O'Brien-directed production.
Broadway's The Front Page recouped its entire $4.875 million capitalization during the week ending January 1, producer Scott Rudin has announced. Having made back its capitalization in under 15 weeks, The Front Page is the first Broadway production of the 2016-2017 theater season to reach this milestone.
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's 1928 comedy features a cast that includes Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Holland Taylor, Sherie Rene Scott, and Robert Morse, along with Dylan Baker, Patricia Conolly, Halley Feiffer, Dann Florek, John Magaro, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Christopher McDonald, David Pittu, Joey Slotnick, Lewis J. Stadlen, Micah Stock, and Clarke Thorell. Set to play the final performance of its limited engagement on January 29, The Front Page runs at the Broadhurst Theatre under the direction of Jack O'Brien.
The play's plot is described as follows: "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 (John Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Nathan Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers."
The Front Page features set design by Douglas W. Schmidt, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.