Michael Cerveris Will Play Kurt Weill in Harold Prince Production of Lovemusik

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Michael Cerveris, the star of the current hit Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd, will play the lead male role of composer Kurt Weill in director Harold Prince and playwright Alfred Uhry's new collaboration, a musical titled LoveMusik, the actor said.

Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris Photo by Aubrey Reuben

"The scheduling has been changed three or four times during the last weeks," Cerveris told Playbill.com columnist Harry Haun. "The latest is after the start of next year."

Cerveris' casting, and the name of the actress playing the role of Weill's wife Lotte Lenya, have not been officially announced.

Cerveris won a Tony Award for Assassins. His other credits include The Who's Tommy, Titanic and Wintertime.

As reported by Playbill.com on Feb. 7, 2005, the show is a small musical, featuring about six to eight actors, and using extant music from Weill. Uhry, the author of Driving Miss Daisy and other plays, worked with Prince on the musical Parade. His other librettos include the one for The Robber Bridegroom (for which he also wrote lyrics).

Weill was the German-American composer of such musicals as The Threepenny Opera, Johnny Johnson, Knickerbocker Holiday, One Touch of Venus, Love Life, Street Scene and Lady in the Dark. Lenya became a primary interpreter of her husband's work, both on the stage and on recordings.

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