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Henry Winkler Heads To Broadway To Play Porn Star

Henry Winkler Heads To Broadway To Play Porn Star

07/27/2012

Get ready to see a whole new side of the Fonz. Actor, director and producer Henry Winkler, 66, whose acting credits run the gamut of stage, screen and television and is still best known for his role as the iconic Fonzie on the 1970s sitcom, Happy Days, will return to Broadway for the first time since the 2000 production of Neil Simon's The Dinner Party in the new The Performers, also starring 30 Rock's Cheyenne Jackson.

In The Performers, reports USA Today, Winkler and Jackson will play actors representing different generations in the adult entertainment industry. The show, which will begin previews on October 23 and open on November 14, is described as a romantic comedy in which "sex, love and Barry Manilow intersect." The setting will be the Adult Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, during which Winkler's character, named Chuck Wood, will bestow his wisdom on the younger performers around him, including Jackson, talking about "the ups and downs and ins and outs of love."

The Performers will also constitute a return to Broadway for the musically inclined Jackson, who last took the stage for 2009's Finian's Rainbow before his 30 Rock stint. In his time, Winkler has proven that his comedic chops exceed the dated Happy Days humor with television and film roles in Up All Night, Children's Hospital, Click, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Waterboy and the cult classic series, Arrested Development.

Read more: Henry Winkler, Happy Days, Barry Manilow, The Performers, Cheyenne Jackson, Finian's Rainbow, The Dinner Party, Neil Simon, 30 Rock, Broadway, Up All Night, Children's Hospital, Click, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Arrested Development, Chuck Wood

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