Harold Prince Revue, Prince of Broadway, Still Looking to Complete Financing of Production
The musical look at Prince's illustrious career is planning an opening in Japan in 2015.
Prince of Broadway, a new musical revue that depicts the career of legendary Broadway director/producer Harold Prince, is still seeking investors.
As TheaterMania reported in March, the production, to be directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman (Big Fish), had called off its planned Broadway debut, which was aiming for this fall. It was the second delay for the musical, which had initially announced a fall 2012 opening.
The New York Times reports that two different sets of producers (the first, Aubrey Dan of Dancap Productions; the second, the auspicious team of Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Thomas Viertel) have tried and failed to raise the show's $13 million budget, a shock considering Prince's pedigree as a 21-time Tony Award winner and a cast that included Linda Lavin, LaChanze, Sierra Boggess, Richard Kind, and Emily Skinner.
The production, which features a script by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), is now expected to open in Japan in 2015, with sights set on Broadway for 2016.