Carolee Carmello and Norm Lewis will star in Looking Up, a new revue of the songs of William Finn which will play Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre in the spring, a representative for the two actors confirmed.
Betty Buckley is also believed to be in the cast, as well as two other men. The show, termed a "song cycle," will play Sundays and Mondays in the Newhouse beginning in March. The run will last for only a handful of performances.
There has been no official announcement about the production from Lincoln Center Theater.
Finn is best known for two musicals: Falsettos, which ran on Broadway, and A New Brain, which played the Newhouse in 1998. Falsettos, an amalgamation of the musicals, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, starred Carmello in its Broadway incarnation. Since then, the actress has appeared in A Class Act and Parade.
Buckley's last New York stage performance was in Nicky Silver's The Eros Trilogy at the Vineyard Theatre. She's better known for her Broadway musicals, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cats and Sunset Boulevard. Norm Lewis is currently on Broadway in Amour. Past credits include A New Brain, Side Show and The Wild Party.
Finn's latest project was Infinite Joy, a cabaret retrospective of his work which played at Joe's Pub and starred himself and a variety of performers. Also on Finn's shelf is a musical version of The Royal Family.
—By Robert Simonson