Carol Burnett will make a return to Broadway with the Sondheim revue Putting It Together, opening Oct. 28 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre. Co-starring in the production will be George Hearn (La Cage Aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard), John Barrowman (The Fix), Susan Egan (Triumph of Love, Beauty and the Beast), and "Perfect Stranger" Bronson Pinchot. Previews begin Oct. 9.
Burnett will play seven performances a week, with television personality Kathie Lee Gifford stepping into Tuesday night performances beginning Nov. 9.
The revamped version of the Stephen Sondheim revue, produced by Cameron Mackintosh in association with CA's Mark Taper Forum, premiered in fall 1998 at the Taper. Director of that production Eric D. Schaffer will helm the Broadway bow.
Devised by Sondheim, the revue contains 35 songs from Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Assassins, the film "Dick Tracy" and Do I Hear a Waltz?.
Putting Together together are designers Bob Crowley (set) and Howard Harrison (lighting). Sondheim veteran Jonathan Tunick will provide the orchestrations. The original version of the revue played at NY's Manhattan Theatre Club in the mid 1990s and starred Julie Andrews and playwright Christopher Durang.
While best known for her comedy/variety television program, "The Carol Burnett Show," Burnett is beloved by Broadway audiences for her starring roles in such musicals as Once Upon a Mattress and Fade Out - Fade In. Burnett received raves for her long-awaited Broadway return in 1995, when she appeared in the Ken Ludwig comedy, Moon Over Buffalo.
Tickets for Putting it Together go on sale June 6 through Telecharge (212) 239-6200.
Here's the current song-list (as of May 6) for Putting It Together:
"Lovely," "I'm Calm" and "Impossible" (Forum)
"Do I Hear A Waltz?" (Do I Hear A Waltz
"Come Play Wiz Me," "There's Always A Woman" (Anyone Can Whistle
"Have I Got A Girl For You," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Marry Me A Little," "Not Getting Married Today," "Being Alive" (Company)
"Ah, But Underneath," "Who's That Woman?", "Country House," "Could I Leave You," "The Road You Didn't Take," "Buddy's Blues" (Follies)
"My Husband The Pig," "Every Day A Little Death," "Bang!" (A Little Night Music)
"Invocation and the Instructions to the Audience" (The Frogs)
"Pretty Woman" (Sweeney Todd)
"Rich And Happy," "Merrily We Roll Along," "Good Thing Going," "Like It Was," "Old Friends" (Merrily We Roll Along)
"Putting It Together," "It's Hot Up Here" (Sunday in the Park with George)
"Hello, Little Girl" (Into The Woods)
"Sooner Or Later," "Back In Business," "More" ("Dick Tracy")
"Unworthy of Your Love" (Assassins)