Michael Chapman (Michael J. Fox) is an actor-turned-talent agent who handles children, but his business isn’t doing so well. In order to avoid going under, he has to find the next pint-sized superstar — and he’s desperate. The brazen kid who picks his pocket? Michael’s convinced he’s discovered a true talent, but he might not be a manageable client. Nathan Lane plays Ed, Michael’s brother who’s also an agent.
James Lapine (born January 10, 1949) is an American stage director and librettist. He has won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical three times, for Into the Woods, Falsettos, and Passion. He has frequently collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and William Finn.
Lapine was born in Mansfield, Ohio and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1971. He did graduate study in both photography and graphic design at the California Institute of the Arts. He was a photographer, graphic designer, and architectural preservationist and taught design at the Yale School of Drama. At Yale University he wrote an adaptation and directed the Gertrude Stein play Photograph, which was produced Off-Broadway at the Open Space in SoHo in 1977. He proceeded to write and direct Off-Broadway plays and musicals, working with composer William Finn on March of the Falsettos in 1981 as director; the musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. Frank Rich, the New York Times… read more