Harold Prince has earned a record-breaking 21 Tony Awards in his 60-year career as a Broadway director and producer, and he’s finally getting a musical celebration of his work. Prince of Broadway, a new Broadway revue, is scheduled to open in November at a to-be-announced theater. Even better, Prince himself will direct, and the production will be co-directed and choreographed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman.
According to a statement, the musical will look at the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to Hal Prince to create some of the most enduring and beloved theatre of all time, including The Pajama Game, West Side Story, Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history
The musical will have an all-star cast including Tony-winner Linda Lavin (The Lyons, Collected Stories), Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid), Tony-nominee Daniel Breaker (Shrek the Musical, Passing Strange), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing, the Musical; After the Ball), Tony-winner Shuler Hensley (Young Frankenstein, Oklahoma!), Richard Kind (The Producers, TV’s Spin City), Tony-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on this Island), Caroline O’Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge), Tony-nominee David Pittu (Is He Dead?, Lovemusik) and Tony-nominee Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot, Side Show).
No website or theater has been announced yet, but tickets will most likely be available at www.telecharge.com or www.ticketmaster.com.