Ramin Karimloo, Susan Stroman, and More on Harold, the Prince of Broadway
Broadway's brightest head to Japan to present a new musical that looks back on the career of the man behind Damn Yankees, Sweeney Todd, and The Phantom of the Opera.
Six decades of work, 21 Tony Awards, and shows like Sweeney Todd and The Phantom of the Opera on your résumé. Not a bad way to spend a career. Still, even having been one of the brainchildren behind Damn Yankees and Evita and so many other shows, Harold Prince is humble.
Sure, his new musical, Prince of Broadway, is a retrospective of his work, but it's so much more: a nostalgic tribute to our collective musical theater. At a recent press junket for the show, which is currently running in Japan before it presumably opens on Broadway, Prince and his collaborators, a list that includes codirector Susan Stroman and cast members Ramin Karimloo, Emily Skinner, and Shuler Hensley, spoke to TheaterMania about the out-of-body experience that comes with looking back on a career well-lived.