Monday, May 20, 2024

“Glee” Producer Ryan Murphy Bringing Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne to Broadway Next Year


Look out 2016 Tony Awards. Jessica Lange and Gabriel Byrne are coming to Broadway in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” by, of course, Eugene O’Neill. Wow. John Gallagher Jr., of “The Newsroom” and “Spring Awakening” among other things, will co-star. Brit Jonathan Kent., who’s directed Ralph Fiennes twice on Broadway, is the director here. It’s a Roundabout Theater production, but it looks like Lange has gotten her “American Horror Story” pal Ryan Murphy to add his name as a producer, also. That will be a hot ticket. The last time “Long Day’s Journey” was on Broadway was in 2003 with Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Dennehy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robert Sean Leonard. That was a stunning production, but the generations have changed. Time for a new take!

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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