Previews Jun 7, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
From the creators of the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the creative team behind the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town comes the world premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway, a musical comedy love letter to the Great White Way. For the Cavendishes, the show must go on! Set in the 1920s and loosely based on the legendary Barrymore family, this musical centers on three generations of actors: an aging grande dame, a Broadway star looking for love, a self-centered boozing leading man who's fled to Hollywood, and a promising ingenue — all making pivotal choices in their lives.
The Royal Family of Broadway's creative team isn't far from Broadway royalty itself. The show's book is by Tony Award winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), its music and lyrics by Tony Award winner William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), choreography by Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse (On the Town), and direction by Tony winner John Rando (On the Town).