'It’s Only a Play' has set the all-time box office record at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for the week ending October 19, 2014. Prior to It’s Only a Play, 'A Steady Rain' starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig held the house record set in December 2009.
In 'It's Only A Play', it’s opening night of Peter Austin's (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Nathan Lane), his fledgling producer (Megan Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director (Rupert Grint), an infamous drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Micah Stock) on his first night in Manhattan. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.