Rupert Grint, best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series, will be making his Broadway stage debut in the comedy It’s Only A Play.

Rupert Grint's Broadway Debut

In Terrence McNally’s play, Grint will play prodigy director Frank Finger, who is bringing to life a script by a fragile-nerved writer in need of some positive reviews played by Matthew Broderick, reported Entertainment Weekly. A lot rests on Frank's ability to put together a performance for opening night that will launch the struggling writer back into critical success.

Nathan Lane is joining forces on stage once again with Broderick – with whom he starred in The Producers – as his character’s best friend. Will and Grace actress Megan Mullally is playing the play’s producer, Stockard Channing will play the leading lady, and Homeland’s F. Murray Abraham will act as a notorious critic. Micah Stock, a newcomer to Broadway like Grint, is playing a coat check attendant.

It’s Only a Play, directed by Jack O'Brien, will open at the Schoenfeld Theatre Oct. 9. It will run for a limited 17-week engagement.

Though It’s Only a Play will mark Grint’s first stint on Broadway, he’s gained stage experience across the pond. He made his West End stage debut in the revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo in the fall.


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