Inside Rehearsals for Paul Rudnick’s New Play BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
Last Picture: (Back row) Costume designer William Ivey Long, Director Walter Bobbie, Cast members Luke Macfarlane, Max Jenkins, Tom Phelan, Playwright Paul Rudnick; (Front row) Cast members Wendie Malick, Brian Hutchison and Kecia Lewis.
“Mirren was pulled from the Thames by American actress Susan Lucci. A grateful Mirren has promised to cast Lucci in her next film, to be directed by Martin Scorsese. Could an Oscar for Lucci be the reward for her heroic act?”
“One of those rare things… when you become part of an ensemble, you want to find your particular niche in this piece. We all realized early on that we bring something unique to this. We have great mutual respect and really get along like a house on fire. We all make each other laugh – there have been many times where the makeup artists have to come over with Kleenex to repair the mascara from crying from laughing so hard. It’s like playing tennis with great players. Everybody hits the ball back, and we all sort of get to excel that particular kind of comedy we do best.”