Saturday, July 13, 2024

Broadway: A New Generation Arrives as Annette Bening and Warren Beatty’s Daughter Ella Makes Broadway Debut in “Appropriate”


Guess who’s coming to Broadway?

Ella Beatty is one of the four children of actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.

Beatty is joining the play “Appropriate” when it makes its transfer from the Helen Hayes Theater to the Belasco on March 25th. You know, her parents made their debuts in theater before becoming huge movie stars. A new generation has arrived!

Beatty is coming in to replace Elle Fanning, who made her Broadway debut in the show last December.

“Appropriate” stars Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, Michael Esper, Natalie Gold, Graham Campbell, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Lincoln Cohen, Everett Sobers.

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer, “Appropriate” has struck a nerve as a domestic family soap opera. Beatty will play the pivotal role of the young woman who arrives as Michael Esper’s girlfriend but turns out to be much, much more.

Ella is about the same age as Annette Bening when she first appeared on Broadway in “Coastal Disturbances.” And you can see how that worked out! Pretty, pretty, pretty good, as Larry Davis would say!

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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