Friday, July 12, 2024

“Scandal” Stars on Broadway: Kerry Washington in “American Son,” Now Tony Goldwyn in “Network”


The cancellation last season of “Scandal” has proven to be a boon for Broadway.

First Kerry Washington signed to star in “American Son.” Now Tony Goldwyn is co-starring in Network. Olivia Pope and President Fitz can meet at Bar Centrale after their performances.

Goldwyn will play the William Holden role, head of the network where Bryan Cranston’s Howard Beale (Peter Finch in the movie) snaps under the strain of presenting basically, fake news. He’s mad as hell. Tatiana Maslany, of “Orphan Black” fame, will play the Faye Dunaway role.

The full cast of “Network” will include Broadway and TV veteran Frank Wood, who is always excellent, as well as Bill Timoney and Eric Chayefsky, who is the grand nephew of the legendary Paddy Chayefsky, who wrote the movie and upon whose screenplay this play is based.

Ivan von Hove, hot as a pistol, is directing. If this production isn’t just sensational, I will be mad as hell myself!


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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