Directed by Neil Pepe, the production opened April 14 at Circle in the Square Theatre for a limited 16-week engagement. It follows three small-time hustlers in search of the American Dream. Originally slated to debut during the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, the show found its premiere delayed.
"We were shut down at the very beginning of [the] lockdown-pandemic. It was very tough. It was kind of heartbreaking. Of course, we thought it would be over in two weeks, a month, and so, Fishburne and I continued to run lines over FaceTime and Zoom, and occasionally Neil, the director, and Darren [Criss] would join." explained Rockwell. "Sometimes, even three times a week, we'd run lines."
The Golden Globe winner goes on to tell Fallon about his feeling towards famous people in the audience and a story about an audience member falling asleep in the front row. About the latter, he said, "I got pretty loud though. I tried to wake him up." Watch the complete interview above.