Tony nominee Harry Connick, Jr., seen on Broadway in the revivals of The Pajama Game and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, will return to the Great White Way in December in Harry Connick, Jr.—A Celebration of Cole Porter.
Prior to playing Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (currently home to Pretty Woman), the show will have its world premiere at the Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina September 21–22. Tickets go on sale to the general public August 1. A national tour will follow the Broadway engagement.
The production is conceived and directed by Connick, Jr. with sets by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt and Alexis Distler, projection design by Boritt and Caite Hevner, and lighting design by Tony winner Ken Billington. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.
“I am beyond excited to be returning to the stage to share my interpretation of the work of a true American genius,” said Grammy winner Connick in a statement. The artist, who also wrote the score for Broadway’s Thou Shalt Not and recently appeared in the world premiere of the musical The Sting, will release his first album for Verve Records, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, in October.