Marchánt Davis, Alex Wyse, More Join GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway
More casting news has been revealed for the Broadway spring 2023 slate. Joining Emmy winner Sean Hayes in Good Night, Oscar, will be Ain’t No Mo’ scene-stealer Marchánt Davis as medical assistant Alvin Finney and Waitress alum Alex Wyse as backstage assistant Max Weinbaum.
As previously announced, Doug Wright’s play will begin previews April 7 at the Belasco Theatre (where Ain’t No Mo’ is currently playing a limited engagement) ahead of an April 24 opening night. Hayes stars as ‘50s Hollywood icon Oscar Levant, one of the first television celebrities, who frequented the late-night talk show circuit. His quick wit and subversive behavior led to lots of laughs—and consternation.
The play follows Oscar as he tapes an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr. The cast will also feature Emily Bergl as June Levant; Peter Grosz as the network executive Bob Sarnoff; Ben Rappaport as TV host Jack Paar; and John Zdrojeski as George Gershwin. Rounding out the ensemble are Sam Bell-Gurwitz, Postell Pringle, and Max Roll as understudies.
Lisa Peterson directs the play following its out-of-town world premiere at Goodman Theatre in Chicago earlier this year. The production won five Joseph Jefferson Awards, celebrating the best of theatre in the Windy City, including Best New Work, Best Large Play, and Best Principal Actor for Hayes.
The Broadway creative team includes set designer Rachel Hauck, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designers Ben Stanton and Carolina Ortiz Herrera, sound designer Andre Pluess, music supervisor Chris Fenwick, dramaturg Jacqueline E. Lawton, and wig, hair, and makeup designer J. Jared Janas. Casting is by Stephen Kopel.
Good Night, Oscar is produced on Broadway by Beth Williams and Mindy Rich of Grove Entertainment, Barbara Whitman, Hazy Mills Productions, Yonge Street Theatricals, and Frank Marshall.
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