Thursday, July 25, 2024

Watch 18 A List Actors — Including John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline– Perform “The Investigation” Taken from the Mueller Report


I attended this extraordinary performance last night at the magnificent Riverside Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Annette Bening is the host. John Lithgow is insanely good as Donald Trump, Kevin Kline is a serious Robert Mueller. The rest of the cast includes Joel Grey, Jason Alexander, Alyssa Milano, Gina Gershon, Aidan Quinn, Alfre Woodard, Michael Shannon and others whom you’ll recognize. They were each excellent, although Lithgow had the showy role– Trump– and really was exceptional.

I’ll have more in the morning.

EXCLUSIVE: I will tell you that this was such a success that there will be repeated live performances in Washington DC and Los Angeles.

The script was distilled in 6 days from the massive Mueller Report by the great Robert Schenkkan, who wrote “Hacksaw Ridge” for the movies, “Friday Night Lights” for TV and “All the Way” for Broadway. Amazing job.

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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