Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Broadway: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy Bringing “Skylight” in Long Enough to Get Tony Awards


I believe I told you a few weeks ago that David Hare’s hit production of “Skylight” would come from London to get some Tony Awards. Scott Rudin is bringing Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy over in the Stephen Daldry-directed revival just long to get some Tonys and sell out a few weeks.

People are going to be scrambling to see “Skylight” because it’s really great and all the accolades are really deserved. Previews begin April 2nd, and the runs ends June 14th, days after the Tonys. Maybe it can be extended, but this is what Tony season is now, in and out. No more lingering about…

ALSO Larry David’s “Fish in the Dark” starts on Broadway in February, with Anna D. Shapiro directing Larry. I told you some months ago that Larry was coming in with a play.  The cast includes Jayne Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jonny Orsini, Jake Cannavale , and Jerry Adler (“The Sopranos”).

What no one else told you: Jake Cannavale is the 19 year old son of Bobby Cannavale and Jenny Lumet. He’s also the grandson of Sidney Lumet. His great grandmother was Lena Horne. Got that? It’s in his freakin’ blood.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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