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Henry Winkler, Cheyenne Jackson to play porn stars on Broadway

July 27, 2012|By Jamie Wetherbe
  • Henry Winkler will star in "The Performers" on Broadway, with Cheyenne Jackson.
Henry Winkler will star in "The Performers" on Broadway, with… (Chris Pizzello / Associated…)

The Fonz is heading back to Broadway -- this time as a porn star.

Henry Winkler and (the much younger) Cheyenne Jackson will play adult film actors in the world premiere of David West Read's "The Performers."

The play is set to open Nov. 14 at the Longacre Theatre, with Evan Cabnet as director.

The romantic comedy revolves around two high school friends (Daniel Breaker and Jackson) who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas.

Long-term relationships with the women in their lives are tested, and the hardest-working man in the adult film industry, a character named Chuck Wood (Winkler), steps in to sort the "ins and outs" of their romantic troubles.

Winkler, best known as the leather-clad Fonz on the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days," was last seen on Broadway more than a decade ago in Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party," a one-act comedy of marriage and divorce.

Jackson's recent screen and stage credits include a turn as an amped-up vocal coach on Fox's "Glee" and the 2009 revival of “Finian’s Rainbow."

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