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Chris Rock to Make His Broadway Debut Next Week

March 8, 2011  |  11:00am
Chris Rock to Make His Broadway Debut Next Week

Chris Rock is set to make his Broadway debut on March 15 when The Motherfucker With The Hat begins previews. He will star as a recovery counselor in the blue-collar comedy, which Rock describes as ”The Honeymooners with drugs.”

The production, which co-stars Elizabeth Rodriguez, Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorra alongside the comedian, is directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and will open April 11 at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. “I like this process because it values the writer,” Rock said, speaking about working on Broadway. “Literally, nothing’s done without the writer’s approval — and that’s so different from the movies. In the movies, they kind of hate the writers. The writers’ union needs a Rosa Parks.”

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