George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of His Film ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’

George Clooney is making his Broadway debut in a play adaptation of his 2005 drama “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Clooney will play journalist Edward R. Murrow, who was the host of CBS’ “See It Now.” David Strathairn originally played the role in the film. It was directed by and starred Clooney and was co-written by him and Grant Heslov. The two return to write the play version, and it will be directed by Tony winner David Cromer.

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“Good Night, and Good Luck” will arrive on Broadway in spring 2025 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. It will be produced by Seaview, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jean Doumanian and Robert Fox.

“I am honored, after all these years, to be coming back to the stage and especially, to Broadway, the art form and the venue that every actor aspires to,” Clooney said in a statement.

The original film was nominated for six Oscars, including best film, director and actor for Strathairn. The movies logline says, “When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy’s Senate ‘investigation.’ Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly ( Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator’s lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS’ corporate sponsors to desist.”

“Edward R. Murrow operated from a kind of moral clarity that feels vanishingly rare in today’s media landscape,” Cromer said. “There was an immediacy in those early live television broadcasts that today can only be effectively captured on stage, in front of a live audience.”

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