During my coverage for the New York Comedy Festival, I talked to Patton Oswalt. When I asked him what he was going to do next, he said, "The only genre I have left is good. And that could be television, that could be movies, that could be a play…" Prescient words! (What does "prescient" mean?) The New York Times blog just announced Patton Oswalt is making his Broadway debut…
When we heard that Patton Oswalt was headed for Broadway, we assumed it was either to perform a standup show or to seek Hugh Jackman’s autograph. But no: Mr. Oswalt, the pop-culturally obsessed comedian and King of Queens star, will be making his Broadway acting debut in a revival of the Terrence McNally play Lips Together, Teeth Apart for Roundabout Theater Company.
"…or to seek Hugh Jackman's autograph." Very cute, New York Times blog! You win the Gonzalo Cordova Award for Cutest Blog of 2009.
I found a bit more information about the play in Variety…
Set on the deck of a Fire Island beach house whose owner has died of AIDS, "Lips Together" assembles two couples for a Fourth of July weekend during which their prejudices, beliefs and the strength of their relationships are challenged.
Oswalt will be playing a role originally portrayed by Sir Nathan Lane (I didn't check to see if Nathan Lane was actually knighted, but it feels true, doesn't it?)
This is very exciting news. We'll try to keep you guys updated on when the tickets are actually available and such.
Just to repeat, Patton Oswalt is going to be in a big Broadway play, like with Playbills and lights and monocles! It's a Christian miracle!