LOS ANGELES -- The Mark Taper Forum's special Pay What You Can discount program will be available for a preview performance of Putting It Together, the Stephen Sondheim revue opening Oct. 22.
A limited number of Pay What You Can tickets will go on sale at noon on Oct. 15 for the 8 PM performance that night, and can be purchased in person only at the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre. Tickets are sold on a cash-only basis, subject to availability and limited to two per person.
John Barrowman (London's The Fix) and Michael Nouri (Victor/Victoria) were recently added to the cast of the Taper's revamp of Together, running Oct. 4-Nov. 29.
Carol Burnett, last on Broadway in Moon Over Buffalo, stars in the revue, which initially featured Julie Andrews when it played at Off Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club in 1993. The cast also features Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love) and Bronson Pinchot (Zoya's Apartment). Pinchot is probably better known for his work on film (Beverly Hills Cop) and television ("Perfect Strangers").
The score of Putting It Together originally consisted of songs from Sondheim's stage musicals and the Dick Tracy movie score, but the new version will include previously unheard material, said a Taper company spokesperson. A Variety report (July 31) that Cameron Mackintosh is already planning a Broadway transfer of the show in 1999 was called "not only premature, but just not true" by New York press agents at the Publicity Office. "Mackintosh retains rights to the material, and he is somewhat involved in the L.A. production," said spokesperson Bob Fennell, "but what happens beyond that, no one knows."
Eric D. Schaeffer, who has directed several Sondheim musicals at the Signature Theatre in VA, will direct, with musical staging by Bob Avian, who choreographed the MTC production.
Call (213) 628-2772 or visit http://www.TaperAhmanson.com for tickets and information.