Good Night, Oscar star Marchánt Davis will give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the new Broadway play as he takes over Playbill's Instagram April 22. Make sure you're following @Playbill to keep up on all the action.
Davis is starring opposite Sean Hayes in Good Night, Oscar, the newest play from Pulitzer-winning playwright Doug Wright. The work is a revealing look at Oscar Levant, a respected wit from Hollywood's mid-century whose self deprecating style of humor made him a familiar face on the late-night television circuit. Wright's play is set in 1958, while Jack Paar is hosting The Tonight Show. He’s booked his favorite guest, Levant. In 90 minutes, Levant will have audiences howling, censors scrambling, and, when it’s all over, America will be just a little less innocent than she was before. The work premiered in 2022 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre with Hayes leading the cast.
The Broadway bow performs at the Belasco Theatre, where the show began previews April 7. Opening night is April 24, with the limited run scheduled to continue through August 27.
Hayes and Davis are joined by Alex Wyse as Max Weinbaum, Emily Bergl as June Levant, Peter Grosz as Bob Sarnoff, Ben Rappaport as Jack Paar, and John Zdrojeski as George Gershwin. The production's understudies are Sam Bell-Gurwitz, Postell Pringle, Max Roll, Thomas Michael Hammond, and Stephanie Janssen.
Good Night, Oscar features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Ben Stanton and Carolina Ortiz Herrera, sound design by André Pluess, music supervision by Chris Fenwick, wig, hair, and makeup design by J. Jared Janas, casting by Stephen Kopel, and dramaturgy by Jacqueline E. Lawton.