The opposite is true of his role in Paul Rudnick's Broadway smash-hit comedy Jeffrey. Rudnick is best known as a screenwriter (Addams Family Values), but he is also the author of the riotous film column in Premiere, the deliciously unbridled views of a supposed buyer in junior separates, Libby Gelman Waxner, whose unique take on movies is both sharp-eyed and addictively funny. It is partly these virtues which persuaded Simon Burke to take the co-starring role of Steve, Jeffrey's would-be lover. "It's so refreshing to find such intelligent, engaging, excellent writing. It reminds me of a 1940s romantic comedy."
In Rudnick's earlier Broadway play I Hate Hamlet, Nicol Williamson famously departed from the script and attacked his co-star onstage with his sword. This time the co-star looks somewhat safer.
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