Tony Yazbeck performs "The Right Girl" in Prince of Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Tony Yazbeck performs "The Right Girl" in Prince of Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
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Prince of Broadway, the long-awaited biographical musical about theatrical impresario Harold Prince, celebrates its opening night tonight, August 24, at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Prince of Broadway includes songs and scenes from many of the shows that earned its namesake a record 21 Tony Awards. The show features a book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys); new songs, arrangements, orchestrations, and music supervision by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County); codirection and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Producers); and direction by Prince himself.

Janet Dacal plays Evita in Prince of Broadway, directed by Harold Prince and Susan Stroman, for Manhattan Theatre Club at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Janet Dacal plays Evita in Prince of Broadway, directed by Harold Prince and Susan Stroman, for Manhattan Theatre Club at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
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The cast features Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (Caroline, or Change), Drama Desk Award winner Janet Dacal (In the Heights), Bryonha Marie Parham (After Midnight), Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Side Show), two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos), Kaley Ann Voorhees (The Phantom of the Opera), two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard), Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact).

The creative team includes Beowulf Boritt (scenic and projection design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jon Weston (sound design), Paul Huntley (wig design), Angelina Avallone (makeup design), and Fred Lassen (music direction).

Brandon Uranowitz plays the Emcee from Cabaret in Prince of Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Brandon Uranowitz plays the Emcee from Cabaret in Prince of Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
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Prince of Broadway was originally announced for a commercial Broadway opening in fall 2012, which was eventually delayed until the fall of 2013. After that run was postponed, it was eventually produced at the Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo and the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka during the fall and winter of 2015.

Bryonha Marie Parham and Kaley Ann Voorhees perform a scene from Showboat in Prince of Broadway.
Bryonha Marie Parham and Kaley Ann Voorhees perform a scene from Showboat in Prince of Broadway.
(© Matthew Murphy)

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