Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series will celebrate the new revival of William Finn and James Lapine's musical Falsettos with a free discussion between Finn, the show's composer/lyricist, and Ira Weitzman, Lincoln Center Theater's Musical Theater Associate Producer. The event will take place on November 17 in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
Falsettos premiered on Broadway in 1992 and won Tony Awards for Best Score for William Finn and Best Book of a Musical for James Lapine and Finn. The show consists of two separate musicals, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, the last two in a trilogy of one-act off-Broadway plays, which premiered at Playwrights Horizons, then led by current Lincoln Center Theater artistic director André Bishop. It follows the lives of five people: Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason, and his lover Whizzer.
Running at the Walter Kerr Theatre, Falsettos is directed by Lapine and stars Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Trina), two-time Tony winner Christian Borle (Marvin), and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (Whizzer), alongside Anthony Rosenthal (A Christmas Story) as Jason, Tracie Thoms (Rent) as Dr. Charlotte, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris) as Mendel, and Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway) as Cordelia.
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