First Trailer for Broadway Comedy 'Opening Night' with Topher Grace
"This is why I hate musical theater." A trailer has debuted for an indie comedy about the opening night of a Broadway show titled simply Opening Night. The film stars Topher Grace as a failed Broadway singer who is now working as a stage manager on a big Broadway show that is about to open. Everything that could go wrong backstage seems to have gone wrong and more. This is pretty much the polar opposite of Birdman, which was also about a Broadway show's opening night and things going wrong. In addition to Grace, the eclectic ensemble cast includes Alona Tal, Taye Diggs, Rob Riggle, Anne Heche, Paul Scheer, J.C. Chasez, Lesli Margherita, Lauren Lapkus and Brian Huskey. This actually doesn't look seem that bad, there's some genuine humor found within, especially for those familiar with the stage world. Have fun.
Here's the first red band trailer for Isaac Rentz's Opening Night, direct from YouTube:
Stage manager, Nick (Grace), has the odds stacked against him backstage on opening night of the new Broadway Musical "One Hit Wonderland". He must corral the eccentric cast and crew after learning that Chloe had a drunken fling with the star, JC Chasez (from NSYNC, playing himself). From prima donna back-up dancer, to a temperamental producer, to his leading lady suffering one accident after another, Nick makes sure 'the show must go on' in this R-rated musical comedy. Opening Night is directed by filmmaker Isaac Rentz, a music video and commercials director making his feature directorial debut with this film. The screenplay is written by Greg Lisi and Gerry De Leon. This first premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year. Opening Night will be released straight-to-VOD on November 18th. Interested?