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The Fonz aka Henry Winkler to Play Aging Porn Star on Broadway

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from www.nypost.com – Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, porn star?

The Fonz — who in real life goes by the name Henry Winkler — is in negotiations to star on Broadway next season in “The Performers,” a new comedy by David West Read about the porn industry.

Winkler will play an aging porn star, loosely modeled on Ron Jeremy, one of pornography’s best-known “performers,” as they’re called.

Cheyenne Jackson, musical theater’s reigning hunk, will star opposite Winkler as an up-and-coming porn star. That should guarantee rave reviews from certain critics who go all wobbly at the knees every time Jackson struts across a stage in a tight pair of pants.
Henry Winkler (as The Fonz) is in talks to play an aging porn star in a new Broadway play.
Henry Winkler (as The Fonz) is in talks to play an aging porn star in a new Broadway play.

Another character in “The Performers” is a reporter for the New York Post. The role has yet to be cast, but I want producer Robyn Goodman (“Avenue Q”) to know that I’m available. I’ll send over my “Smash” reel today, Robyn.

(The Post will be all over Broadway next season. In addition to “The Performers,” there will be a new play by Nora Ephron called “Lucky Guy” about the late Post columnist Mike McAlary.)

The reporter and the young porn star have been friends since high school, and the reporter envies the porn star’s life.

The director will be Evan Cabnet, who staged Read’s acclaimed play “Dream of the Burning Boy” at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year.

The producers are in negotiations for a theater, most likely a Shubert house, for a fall opening.

I can think of only one other play set in the porn industry.

That was Elaine May’s hilarious “Adult Entertainment,” which was staged by her longtime partner, the great movie director Stanley Donen (“Singing in the Rain,” “Charade”).

“Adult Entertainment,” which ran off-Broadway in 2002, told the story of a group of porn-industry veterans who decide to produce a serious, art-house movie, albeit X-rated. They hire a Yale Drama School graduate to polish the script. He gives them a master class in dramatic literature, leading them through discussions of “Death of a Salesman,” “Our Town” and “The Jew of Malta.”

Those scenes were some of the funniest May ever wrote, and the actors — Danny Aiello, Jeannie Berlin, Rick Elice (who went on to write “Jersey Boys”) — played them with comic gusto.

If you don’t know “Adult Entertainment,” head straight to the Drama Book Shop, pick up a copy and laugh yourself silly.

The play is ripe for a revival.

In the meantime, if “The Performers” is even half as funny as “Adult Entertainment,” it should do just fine.

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