December 29th, 2009
12:08 PM ET

Justin Bartha: From 'Hangover' to Broadway

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Moving from Sin City to the Great White Way, "Hangover" star Justin Bartha (he was the guy all the funnier guys lost), will appear in the Stanley Tucci-directed revival of "Lend Me a Tenor" starting in March.

The role was originally given to former "Grey's Anatomy" star T.R. Knight, who dropped out of the cast last week, according to Variety.

The show, a 1930s-set screwball comedy, also stars actor Anthony LaPaglia and Tony Shalhoub. The Ken Ludwig-written show earned eight Tony nominations for its first run, in 1989; Philip Bosco won best actor.

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  1. Scott McGinley

    No, Deb – Clooney is georgeous, he's just cute.

    December 31, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jessica*

    I just saw the Hangover and I was really disappointed! Everyone kept hyping it as the best movie of 2009 and it bored the crap out of me! There were like 3 funny parts and the end was alright – I didn't even know this guy was in the movie until I read the little comment in ( ). But I hope he does good on Broadway!

    December 31, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rob R

    I love how this article refers to Bartha as a "star" in The Hangover, yet IMMEDIATELY has to remind the reader who the heck he actually played, b/c he was in the movie for like 28 seconds!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Debra R

    Since Justin is coming to Broadway....I will have to go...he is funny, talented and georgeous.....hope he has the success Hugh Jackman has with Broadway....

    December 30, 2009 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. RS1981

    I loved him as Riley Poole. Glad to see he's getting attention, because he seems like a likeable guy. To me he'll always be Riley, just like when I see actor Paul Giamatti, all that springs to mind is "Pig Vomit" (for those of you who have no idea who the character is, watch the movie Private Parts). Glad to see Justin's doing well for himself.

    December 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sampson

    Are you talking about his career or the movie?

    December 29, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Amy

    He was also in Failure To Launch.

    December 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steve in Oklahoma

    Yes he was. Both movies.

    December 29, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tonya

    Yep, he played Riley in both of the National Treasure movies. He's a lil' cutie!!!

    December 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Carlos

    Yes he was. Strange how he wasn't really in the Hangover even though the movie was basically about finding him.

    December 29, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Heather

    Yep, he was in both movies. His character was my favorite part of National Treasure, he was very fun.

    December 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Carlie

    Yes he was!

    December 29, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lynn

    Wasn't he in National Treasure?

    December 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |

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