Henry Winkler to star in David West Read's comedy 'The Performers'
This Aug. 19, 2008 file photo shows actor Henry Winkler, left, posing with a bronze statue of the Arthur "The Fonz," Fonzarelli, at an unveiling in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
Published Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:24PM EDT
NEW YORK - Hold onto your hats -- Henry Winkler is heading to Broadway as a porn star.
The one-time "The Fonz" on "Happy Days" will star in David West Read's comedy "The Performers" alongside Cheyenne Jackson, who also plays an adult film actor.
Winkler will portray Chuck Wood, a legend in the porn industry, who gets entangled in the romantic problems of two young couples.
The play is scheduled to open Nov. 14 at the Longacre Theater. It will be directed by Evan Cabnet, who also directed Read's play "The Dream of the Burning Boy."
Winkler was last on Broadway in 2000 in Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party." Jackson's Broadway credits include the recent revival of "Finian's Rainbow," "All Shook Up" and "Xanadu."