Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, and Andrew Rannells to Star in Falsettos Revival
The long-awaited Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony-winning musical Falsettos has found its leading players: Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!) and Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Andrew Rannells (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
Borle will take on the role of Marvin, with Rannells as his lover, Whizzer, and Block as Marvin's wife, Trina. Lapine will direct the revival, as he did with the original production. Lincoln Center Theater will produce the show alongside Jujamcyn Theaters, with previews beginning September 29. Opening night is set for October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
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.
Additional casting for the Broadway mounting will be revealed in the coming months.