Ramin Karimloo, Emily Skinner, and More Preview Harold Prince Musical Prince of Broadway
The new musical explores the career of the titular 21-time Tony-winning director/producer.
The stars and creative team of Prince of Broadway, a new musical that celebrates the six-decade career of producer-director Harold Prince, met the press at their rehearsal studio on October 5. The production will run October 23-November 22 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo and from November 28-December 10 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka.
Prince of Broadway, which features words and music from many of the shows that have earned Prince his record 21 Tony Awards, has a book by two-time Tony Award nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), codirection and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Bullets Over Broadway) and direction by Prince. The show looks at the circumstances and fortune that led to Prince creating some of the most enduring and beloved theater works of all time, including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and The Phantom of the Opera.
The full cast includes Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You), Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables), Nancy Opel (Honeymoon in Vegas), Bryonha Marie Parham (After Midnight), Emily Skinner (Side Show), Mariand Torres (Wicked), Kaley Ann Voorhees (The Phantom of the Opera), Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), and Reon Yuzuki (former Top Star of the Takarazuka Revue Company's Star Troupe).
Check out photos from the presentation in the gallery below.