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Chris Rock Makes Broadway Debut In “The Motherf*cker With the Hat”
By Wale, on October 22nd, 2010

Chris Rock will make his Broadway debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ new play The Motherf*cker With the Hat. No really, that’s what the play is called.

Joining Rock in an ensemble cast of talents will be Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez in what is being described as “ferocious play about love and addiction… that crackles with fiery, brutal dialogue.”

The play is about a couple – Jackie (Cannavale) and Veronica (Rodriguez) – who’ve been in love with each other since they were kids, but after years of drugs and alcohol addiction, Jackie has sobered up with the help of his AA sponsor, Ralph D. (played by Chris Rock); however, Veronica, hasn’t.

Chris Rock reportedly was impressive during readings of the play over the summer, and some say his performance (not a comedic one – more of a dramatic one) will surprise audience, and the play is expected to draw Fences numbers (the recent commercially and critically acclaimed revival of August Wilson play that starred Denzel Washington and Viola Davis).

Wow. Bold prediction there!


Anna D. Shapiro, who won a Tony in 2008 for her production of August: Osage County.

Scott Rudin, who picked up a Tony last season for Fences, and who’ll also be producing Death of a Salesman, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Sweet Bird of Youth with Nicole Kidman, next year, is serving as producer of the play.

Wait a minute… are we talking about Broadway here or Hollywood? 

“Chris does not want to be singled out as ‘the star… He wanted a good part, and he wanted to work with good actors. Scott delivered on both fronts,” says a source.

The Motherf*cker With the Hat opens April 11, 2011 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.


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Re: Chris Rock Makes Broadway Debut In “The Motherf*cker With the Hat”
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 06:22:43 am »
Motherf*cker w/ the hat?!


Chris, you stoopid! ;D

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Re: Chris Rock Makes Broadway Debut In “The Motherf*cker With the Hat”
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 05:51:33 am »
Marking my calendar!
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." --Aristotle, Greek philosopher

Доверяй, но проверяй

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Re: Chris Rock Makes Broadway Debut In “The Motherf*cker With the Hat”
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 06:39:02 pm »
Must check it out...

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Re: Chris Rock Makes Broadway Debut In “The Motherf*cker With the Hat”
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 08:56:20 am »
Will check this one out too...Chris might shock everyone this time and actually deliver a really good dramatic performance.