First Trailer for Broadway Comedy 'Opening Night' with Topher Grace

October 29, 2016
Source: YouTube

Opening Night Trailer

"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:

Opening Night

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?

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For a second I thought maybe this was a remake of the fantastic Cassavetes film. I don't have the hate for remakes that most people do, but I'm glad to see it's not however. This looks pretty ok.

Charles Knowlton on Oct 29, 2016


Oh thanks for reminder. Films directed by Cassevetes were and still are highly worthy of attention. Very good reminder, indeed ...

shiboleth on Oct 29, 2016


How cool that must have been to have worked with Cassavetes and Rowlands! I've been a Cassavetes fan for many years now, but the older I get, the harder it becomes to watch his films. A Woman Under The Influence remains in my top 5 where it's been since I first saw it some 20 years or so ago, but damn, some of those films are just hard to watch anymore. They just seem to hit too close to home or something. Not sure what it is, but few other filmmakers have had the effect that Cassavetes had on me. It's so sad that he made so few films, but I think that's part of what makes them so special.

Charles Knowlton on Oct 29, 2016


Riggle me timbers!

DAVIDPD on Oct 29, 2016


It looks like it could be enjoyable and entertaining. In a strange way, it reminds me of Moulin Rouge ...

shiboleth on Oct 29, 2016

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