Actor/Comedian/SNL alumi Chris Rock, who recently starred in 2 Days in New York is set for his Broadway Debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Motherf**ker With the Hat. According to The Hollywood Reporter.
With previews for the play set for March 15th with an April 11 opening at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. The show was described by Mr Rock as being ‘The Honeymooners with drugs.’ The show will have the performer playing a drug counselor. Veteran TV actors Elzabeth Rodriguez and Bobby Cannavale and Emmy award winning actress Annabella Sciorra (Law and Order Criminal: Intent) will co-star in this production directed by Tony Award winning director Anna D. Shapiro.
T”I like this process because it values the writer,” Rock said. “Literally, nothing’s done without the writer’s approval — and that’s so different from the movies. In the movies, they kind of hate the writers. The writers’ union needs a Rosa Parks.”
Chris Rock will be joining other Hollywood actors who have either recently hit the Broadway circuit or are about to, including such notables as Keifer Sutherland (24), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Kathy Griffin (Pulp Fiction) and Al Pacino (The Godfather series)