Taper's Putting It Together Is Heading for Bway -- The Question is When?

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The Mark Taper Forum's acclaimed and extended production of the Sondheim revue, Putting It Together , starring Carol Burnett, will come to Broadway. The only question is when.

The Mark Taper Forum's acclaimed and extended production of the Sondheim revue, Putting It Together , starring Carol Burnett, will come to Broadway. The only question is when.

"Carol wants to do it," said David Caddick, spokesman for producer Cameron Mackintosh. "If it's not this spring, it will be in the fall."

Mackintosh wants to bring the revue into New York in time for Tony consideration. The scarcity of an appropriate theatre has made that difficult, however. Putting It Together needs a modest-sized musical house, and all the likely candidates are filled. "If a theatre could become available quickly, we could still do it," said Caddick. "But all the shows currently on Broadway look pretty healthy."

Burnett had reportedly been seeking a short three-month run. However, Cavik said the star had agreed to stay with a Broadway run of the show for longer than three months, though he declined to specify how long.

Together ended its run at the Mark Taper on Dec. 6. The cast also featured 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. 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.

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