EXCLUSIVE UPDATE Last week I told you (actually for the second time) that Al Pacino and Judith Light would star on Broadway in “When God Looked Away” about playwright Tennessee Williams.
The play–written by Dotson Rader– workshopped in Los Angeles last week for potential investors and other insiders. By all accounts it went very well. Everyone was convinced that “When God Looked Away” would come to Broadway ASAP.
Not so fast. Now I’m told the play there’s a better chance a Broadway run will be preceded by a run in Los Angeles– hence the location of the workshop.
A source tells me: “Al had such a bad time with reviews in David Mamet’s China Doll last year, he wanted to do a soft opening far from Broadway first.”
Makes sense, I pointed out, but lately reviewers and snarkers report right back from first previews wherever they are, very different than the old days when there was an official opening night. But “When God Looked Away” sounds like it will be Pacino’s comeback in a big way.