The new production of Johann Strauss II's famed operetta will be conducted by Adam Fischer and directed by Jeremy Sams (in his Met directorial debut). The work features new English-language lyrics by Sams and dialogue by Douglas Carter Beane.
Die Fledermaus will open on New Year’s Eve in a gala celebration and continue for 14 performances through Feb. 22, 2014.
The cast also includes Susanna Phillips as Rosalinde, Christine Schäfer and Jane Archibald as Adele, Anthony Roth Costanzo as Orlofsky, Christopher Maltman as Eisenstein, Michael Fabiano as Alfred, Tony winner Paulo Szot as Dr. Falke and Patrick Carfizzi as Frank.
Burstein has appeared in 13 Broadway productions, earning Tony nominations for his performances as Tokio in Golden Boy (2012), Buddy in Follies (2011), Luther Billis in South Pacific (2008) and Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006). His other Broadway credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Class Act, Titanic, Company, The Flowering Peach, Three Men on a Horse, Saint Joan, The Seagull and A Little Hotel on the Side.
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