The show, based on the 1956 motion picture The Catered Affair, will be directed by Tony winner John Doyle. Additional casting and creative team will be announced shortly.
The musical, which has a book by Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino, is centered around a family wedding that takes place in 1953 in the Bronx. Prince will star as Aggie Hurley, the mother of the bride, and Fierstein will play her brother, Winston.
Prince won a Tony for her performance as Adelaide in the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, Little Me, The King and I, and Jerome Robbins¹ Broadway. This summer, she will star in London in the English National Opera's production of Kismet, opposite Michael Ball.
The Catered Affair first appeared on television in 1955. The following year, Gore Vidal adapted Paddy Chayefsky's teleplay for the film version, directed by Richard Brooks and starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Barry Fitzgerald, and Debbie Reynolds.
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