The print newspaper business might be dead, but 'The Front Page' is coming back in a big way. The classic 1928 newspaper drama written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur play is coming back to Broadway with one very newsworthy cast. The star studded cast includes John Slattery (Mad Men), Nathan Lane ('The Producers,' 'Addams Family'), and John Goodman ('West Wing,' 'Treme'),Jefferson Mays ('A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder') and Rosemary Harris ('The Road to Mecca'). The new revival will be directed by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray,' 'The Coast of Utopia').
The revival of Sam Shepard’s 'Buried Child' is currently running Off-Broadway under the direction of Scott Elliott. The new production stars Ed Harris ('Radio') Taissa Farmiga ('American Horror Story: Murder House' and 'Coven') and Rich Sommer ('Mad Men'), just to name a few. The play has very intense moments where Rich Sommer’s character forces his fist in the mouth of Taissa Farmiga’s character. Now, Sommer is opening up the scene.
For Mad Men goers, the series finale was noted to be wrought with bad acting and an unsurprising, anti-climatic ending. But, when Don Draper is last seen meditating on what has been also been cited as Big Sur, a blast of history was at once revealed to fans of the show, which include performances at the retreat site by Joni Mitchell and the iconic Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young from a few years back.
Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, alongside Jason Biggs, is set to perform on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles. This will mark the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning show.
Larry Pine of 'Casa Valentina' will co-star as Raymond Chandler in the New York premiere of Mike Bencivenga's Hollywood comedy.
Mad Men has its merits with lavish costume designs, witty dialogue and writing and exceptional intertextuality with the time period its set it.