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George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in "Good Night, and Good Luck"

Tue 14 May 2024 | 08:03 AM
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George Clooney is gearing up to make his Broadway debut next spring in a stage adaptation of his 2005 movie “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Clooney will play Edward R. Murrow, the pioneering newscaster whose storied broadcast career in the mid-20th century made him a journalism icon. That role was played by David Strathairn in the pic.

“Good Night, and Good Luck” portrays the period when Murrow’s work brought him into conflict with Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the Republican of Wisconsin who became notorious for the excesses of his anti-Communist crusade.

Clooney wrote the movie with Grant Heslov; the two are teaming up again to adapt it for Broadway. 

The acclaimed actor also directed the movie, and performed in it as Fred W. Friendly, Murrow’s collaborator.

The stage adaptation will be directed by David Cromer, who won a Tony for directing “The Band’s Visit.”

The play’s producing team — Seaview, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jean Doumanian and Robert Fox — announced on Monday the plan to stage “Good Night, and Good Luck” next spring at a Shubert theater, but offered no further details.

Clooney, 63, has won two Academy Awards, as an actor in “Syriana” and as a producer of “Argo.”