Falsettos Revival Officially Sets Broadway Dates and Venue
William Finn and James Lapine's musical is heading back to the stage.
The long-awaited Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony-winning musical Falsettos has officially set its dates and venue. Lincoln Center Theater will produce the show alongside Jujamcyn Theaters, with previews beginning September 29, 2016. Opening night is set for October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Lapine will direct the revival, as he did with the original production. The show will feature choreography by Spencer Liff, sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Jennifer Caprio, lighting by Jeff Croiter, sound by Dan Moses Schreier, and musical direction by Vadim Feichtner, conducting Michael Starobin's original orchestrations.
Falsettos premiered on Broadway in 1992 and won Tony Awards for Best Score for Finn and Best Book of a Musical for 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 with 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, who eventually contracts AIDS.
The original production of Falsettos starred Michael Rupert as Marvin, Stephen Bogardus as Whizzer, Chip Zien as Mendel, Barbara Walsh as Trina, Jonathan Kaplan as Jason, Carolee Carmello as Cordelia, and Heather MacRae as Charlotte.
Casting for the Broadway mounting will be revealed in the coming months.
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