Veteran Sondheimite George Hearn is in negotiations to join Carol Burnett as the stars of Putting It Together when that West Coast hit gets a Broadway remount this fall.
Hearn's agent, Clifford Stevens (at Paradigm), told Playbill On-Line (March 22) his client was the only new cast member being sought; the rest would come from the Mark Taper Forum staging that ended Dec. 6, 1998. Together is apparently targeting the Barrymore Theatre in early fall -- shortly after Labor Day, with an opening in October.
Hearn has previously appeared in the original production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, as well as Follies in Concert. He's currently off to film a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie with Glenn Close, "Sarah, Plain and Tall."
Other credits for two-time Tony winner Hearn include The Diary of Anne Frank, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage Aux Folles, I Remember Mama with Liv Ullman; Ah, Wilderness! with Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards; A Doll's Life (Tony nomination); An Almost Perfect Person; The Changing Room; Meet Me in St. Louis; and Watch on the Rhine.
At the Taper, Together starred Burnett (Moon Over Buffalo, the original Once Upon A Mattress), alongside John Barrowman (London's The Fix ), John McCook, Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love ) and Bronson Pinchot (Zoya's Apartment ). Eric D. Schaeffer directed. Before Putting It Together arrives, David Hare's Amy's View will be viewed at the Barrymore Theatre, opening April 15 for a 115 performance run.