If you’ve been following our latest posts here and on social media, last night (Thursday, August 28) was opening night for the first preview of It’s Only A Play. One of our staff members had the privilege of attending Rupert's Broadway debut, and she graced us with live updates on Twitter:
"Well, what can we share? Rupert truly shines on stage. He also hilariously drops his trousers mere moments into his performance."
Claire enjoyed herself so much that she also added, in a perfect recap, "Rupert Grint was not born to be Ron Weasley; Rupert Grint was born to be on stage. @ItsOnlyAPlay"
We weren't the only ones tweeting about how great the preview was either. The explore page was utterly flooded with raving reviews! Including @SammieWiedre saying (with attached Instagram photo):
"Rupert Grint along with the rest of the cast of It's Only a Play was fantastic and so in point tonight at the first preview. Phenomenal work!!!! A must see"
As evidenced in the video below, it was a sold out show and received a standing ovation at the end:
After the show, various members of the cast greeted audience members at the stage door. View photos of Rupert, F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, and Micah Stock on the Playbill website.
The Playbill website also includes an interview with Rupert discussing his past childhood theatre experiences and how they shaped him into the actor he is today.
Also, make sure to check out the HQ Stage Door photos in the gallery too!
It was a wonderful first night for the very talented cast, and it certainly looks like the play will continue to be a huge success. We can't wait to see more of Broadway Rupert!
Stick around for full reviews.