If you like a good ole "show within a farce," you can check out the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival (from 1982) of Michael Frayn's play, "Noises Off" (directed by Jeremy Herrin). Besides the good time of a fun show, and stellar cast and crew, I want to give a particular shout-out to the fabulous Megan Hilty, who is playing Brooke Ashton. I haven't seen the show yet, but I went to Carnegie Mellon with Megan, and even stage managed a new work she was in, and I can say with confidence that this actress is phenomenal. You may have seen her on Broadway in Wicked, as Glinda the good witch, or as Ivy Lynn on the tv show, Smash, among other places. This girl has talent, versatility, charisma, beauty, humor, kindness, and an amazing work ethic. If you have a chance to check out the show in NYC, it's in previews now, and opens January 14 at the American Airlines Theatre (212-719-1300).
Check out The Roundabout's promo video below:
Share your thoughts: Have you seen Noises Off? Now, or at an earlier time? How do you enjoy a farce? What do you think of the "show within a show" concept?