Susan Stroman Attached to New Alan Jay Lerner Musical

News   Susan Stroman Attached to New Alan Jay Lerner Musical The stage production will mark the 2018 centennial of the My Fair Lady lyricist’s birth.
Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady.
Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady. Friedman-Abeles / The New York Public Library

The Late Great Me: An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner, a new stage production that will weave together the life and work of the late Broadway lyricist, is being shaped by five-time Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Susan Stroman and writer John Lahr, according to Deadline.com.

Producers Julian Schlossberg, Roy Furman, and Lerner’s daughter, Liza Lerner, are behind the production that will receive a March 23-April 7, 2017, New York City workshop.

Lerner told Deadline that The Late Great Me: An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner will not be a complete retrospective or a traditional book musical.

Lahr’s treatment for the show features Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe as narrators, with 10 actors playing roles in their classic Broadway musicals, ranging from My Fair Lady to Brigadoon, Camelot, Gigi, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and Paint Your Wagon.

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