May 22, 2024

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George Clooney will make his Broadway debut in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’

George Clooney will make his Broadway debut in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’

George Clooney will make his acting and playwriting debut on Broadway next spring in a stage version of his 2005 film about journalist Edward R. Murrow.

In the play that also bears the title Good evening and good luck, Clooney will play Murrow as he urges CBS executives to allow him to continue reporting critically on US Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist efforts. Clooney wrote the Broadway play with Grant Heslov, who co-wrote the screenplay with Clooney.

Good evening and good luck It will premiere on Broadway in the spring of 2025 at the Shubert Theater (to be announced).

“I am honored, after all these years, to return to theatre, and especially to Broadway, the art form and place to which every actor aspires,” Clooney said in a press release.

Clooney directed the 2005 film and played Fred W. Friendly, the co-producer of Murrow’s television show. Look at him now, with Moreau, played by David Strathairn. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Heslov and Clooney have also worked together March Thoughts, Monuments Men And Suburbicone.

David Cromer, who won a Tony Award for directing Visit the bandwill direct the production.

“Edward R. Murrow operated from a kind of moral clarity that seems largely rare in today’s media landscape. There was an immediacy to early live television broadcasts that today can only be effectively captured on stage,” Cromer said. In front of a live audience.”

Sea View, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jean Doumanian and Robert Fox are producing the Broadway show.

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Clooney is scheduled to appear in the 2024-2025 season, which will also mark the Broadway debut of Robert Downey Jr.