Mayer-Helmed Millie Has Tesori On-Board, Workshops May 17-June 26

News   Mayer-Helmed Millie Has Tesori On-Board, Workshops May 17-June 26
 
The Broadway-bound stage version of the 1967 musical film, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will have a workshop in New York City May 17-June 26.

The Broadway-bound stage version of the 1967 musical film, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will have a workshop in New York City May 17-June 26.

Michael Mayer (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Side Man), who is directing the piece, will supervise, with David Marquez doing choreography, and Michael Rafter serving as musical director.

A spokesperson for FOX Theatricals told PBOL (April 22) that composer Jeanine Tesori would be composing additional songs from that era for the musical, in addition to retaining certain songs from the original score.

Tesori's latest work, The Last Picture Show with Ain and David Gordon, opens in May at CA's American Conservatory Theatre. She's known primarily for her award-winning musical Violet, and her "water music" for last year's Lincoln Center production of Twelfth Night.

Millie is being produced by Michael Levitt, Fox Theatricals and actress and sometime Broadway performer Whoopi Goldberg (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). No casting has been announced for the workshop. The show's libretto will be based on the Richard Morris screenplay and penned by Morris and Dick Scanlan, an editor at Poz magazine. (Morris died in 1997 after completing work on the script with Scanlon.)

Broadway powerhouse Mayer currently has three of his shows running on the Great White Way: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Side Man and The Lion in Winter.

The original George Roy Hill movie starred Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing.

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