On The Scene: ‘Life of Pi’ story now adopted into a Broadway play

News 12 entertainment reporter John Bathke of On The Scene gives a look at how “Life of Pi” has become a new play on Broadway. And a star from one of television's most successful police dramas is headed to the stage in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Mar 30, 2023, 12:18 PM

Updated 471 days ago


‘Life of Pi’ story now adopted into a new Broadway play

You may be familiar with the movie “Life of Pi” or before that, the bestselling book. The story is about a boy who is the only human survivor of a shipwreck when his family, who are zookeepers, attempt to leave their country with some animals in tow. He and a Bengal tiger find themselves together in a lifeboat.
This story has now been adapted into a Broadway play. And yes, the tiger is on stage…through puppetry with life-like qualities. “Life of Pi” opens tonight at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

Play about Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham

A pivotal figure in the history of journalism is the subject of a play about to take the stage in New Jersey, and it stars someone many of us know from NYPD Blue and several other popular TV shows: Sharon Lawrence. Lawrence played assistant DA Sylvia Costa in the long running series. She’s also in a play about Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, "The Shot." The story involves Graham's turbulent marriage to the paper's publisher Philip Graham. She then became a publisher after he took his own life.
Lawrence stars in the solo play which will be performed at NJ Repertory Company in Long Branch. “The Shot” is scheduled as a limited run from April 6-23.

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