Featuring a book by Tina Andrews and a score by Andrews and Stanley Bennett Clay, the musical will play the Pasadena theatre Oct. 8.-Nov. 14. Who Do Fools Fall in Love? is based on the hit film of the same name, which was also written by Andrews. No casting has been announced for the production, although a 2003 workshop featured Darius de Haas as singer Frankie Lymon. Who Do Fools Fall in Love? concerns three women who each claim to be the widow of pop singer Frankie Lymon. The three wives of the singer, who died of a heroin overdose in 1968, eventually establish a bond. The 1998 film starred Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon and Larenz Tate as Frankie Lymon.
Wayne Cilento, currently Tony-nominated for his Wicked choreography, won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Who's Tommy. He also choreographed the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the Disney hit Aida. He directed and choreographed the musical revue Dream and the Jerry Herman anthology, Jerry's Girls. As a performer, Cilento starred in Seesaw, A Chorus Line, The Act, Dancin' and Perfectly Frank.
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