We just discovered that comedian Chris Rock will join the original Broadway cast of the Los Angeles Theatre Works of The Motherf***er with the Hat. The New York broadway hit will also include in their cast Tony-nominated Bobby Cannavale and Elizabeth Rodriguez and will be recorded in front of a live audience at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, 2013, for later radio broadcast.
We hear that there will be six performances and that L.A. Theatre Works’ syndicated radio theater series airs weekly on radio stations nationwide and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
The 2011 world premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ smash hit new Broadway comedy THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT was nominated for six 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Direction of a Play (Anna D. Shapiro), Best Leading Actor in a Play (Bobby Cannavale), Best Featured Actor in a Play (Yul Vázquez), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Elizabeth Rodriguez) and Best Scenic Design of a Play (Todd Rosenthal). The play was also nominated for six Outer Critics Circle Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and three Drama League Awards all including Best Play.