Box Office Opens Today for Broadway Falsettos Revival

News   Box Office Opens Today for Broadway Falsettos Revival The production will star Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block.
Stephanie J. Block,  Andrew Rannells and Christian Borle
Stephanie J. Block, Andrew Rannells and Christian Borle Joseph Marzullo/WENN, Monica Simoes

The Walter Kerr box office (219 West 48th Street) opens September 6 for the Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettos, which begins previews September 29.

Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or by visiting ticketmaster.com. A limited number of tickets, priced at $32, will be available at every performance through LincTix, LCT’s program for those aged 21-35. For information and to enroll, visit LincTix.org.

The cast will be headed by two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Peter and the Starcatcher) as Marvin, Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, Drood) as Trina and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) as Whizzer with Tracie Thoms (Rent) as Dr. Charlotte, Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years) as Cordelia, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris) as Mendel and Anthony Rosenthal (A Christmas Story) as Jason.

Opening night is scheduled for October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. It is scheduled to play a 14-week run.

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) is joining forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring the Tony Award-winning musical back to Broadway.

This production marks a reunion for producer Bishop, composer/lyricist Finn and playwright/director Lapine. In 1981, while artistic director of Playwrights Horizons, Bishop produced Finn and Lapine’s new one-act musical March of the Falsettos in the Off-Broadway theatre’s second floor 75-seat space. It eventually moved to Playwrights Horizons’ larger downstairs theatre for an extended engagement before enjoying a long run Off-Broadway at what was then known as the Westside Arts Theatre.

Fast forward to 1990, when a second new musical by Finn and Lapine, Falsettoland, dealing with most of the same characters, opened at Playwrights Horizons. Falsettoland repeated the success of its predecessor with rave reviews and a move to the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

In 1992, the two one-act musicals were combined into one and opened on Broadway as Falsettos, ran for over a year at the John Golden Theatre and won Tony Awards for Finn’s score and Finn and Lapine’s book. The production also included a song from an even earlier chapter in the Marvin story, In Trousers, which also originated at Playwrights Horizons in 1979.

The upcoming production of Falsettos is directed once again by Lapine. The production will have 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.

(Updated September 6, 2016)

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