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George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of His Film ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’

  
Via:  Buzz of the Orient  •  one month ago  •  3 comments

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George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of His Film ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’
 

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George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of His Film ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’

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George Clooney  is making his  Broadway  debut in a play adaptation of his 2005 drama “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Clooney will play journalist Edward R. Murrow, who was the host of CBS’ “See It Now.” David Strathairn originally played the role in the film. It was directed by and starred Clooney and was co-written by him and Grant Heslov. The two return to write the play version, and it will be directed by Tony winner David Cromer.

“Good Night, and Good Luck” will arrive on Broadway in spring 2025 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. It will be produced by Seaview, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jean Doumanian and Robert Fox.

“I am honored, after all these years, to be coming back to the stage and especially, to Broadway, the art form and the venue that every actor aspires to,” Clooney said in a statement.

The original film was nominated for six Oscars, including best film, director and actor for Strathairn. The movies logline says, “When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy’s Senate ‘investigation.’ Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly ( Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator’s lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS’ corporate sponsors to desist.”

“Edward R. Murrow operated from a kind of moral clarity that feels vanishingly rare in today’s media landscape,” Cromer said. “There was an immediacy in those early live television broadcasts that today can only be effectively captured on stage, in front of a live audience.”


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

The audience these days won't recognize Edward R Murrow to be a broadcast journalist since he was so different than they are today - he was unbiased and dedicated to the truth.  You can watch the trailer and read the storyline and synopsis at the IMDb article about the film that was released in 2005 by clicking this link ->

 

 
 
 
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2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

I think back to when I was a teenager, and dancing with my date to The Tennessee Waltz sung by George Clooney's aunt - Rosemary Clooney.  

 
 
 
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3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

I would love to see this play, but of course that won't happen.  Back in the 1950s I did see two shows on Broadway with their original casts - The King and I, with Yul Brynner and Guys and Dolls with Stubby Kaye.  Since then I did see quite a few other Broadway shows when they went on the road and played in Toronto's O'Keefe Centre.  Mama Mia comes to mind cause the whole audience got up and danced at the end, and I sat only a couple of rows directly behind Elizabeth Taylor when she was there to watch her husband Richard Burton play Hamlet.  During intermission she turned around and I saw that her eyes were the most beautiful violet eyes I'd ever seen. 

 
 

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