Triumph of Love, the new musical that opened to raves at Baltimore's Center Stage Nov. 26, is being readied for Broadway, according to producer Margo Lion.
Susan Egan, Broadway's original Belle in Beauty and the Beast, stars in the new musical comedy, which has lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (A . . . My Name Is Alice, Jelly's Last Jam), music by Jeffrey Stock and book by James Magruder, based on the play The Triumph of Love by Pierre Marivaux.
The Broadway transfer to a yet-to-be-named theatre is being produced by Margo Lion in cooperation with Jujamcyn Theatres, Center Stage spokesperson Linda Geeson said.
Asked about a the transfer, Lion said, "We look forward to delivering a jewel. We've still got a lot of work to do, but it's rare that you go out of the block this fast with a new musical. We only had seven performances [previews] in Baltimore before those reviews, so we're very excited."
Lion's assistant, Zak Berkman, said Lion is looking a various scenarios that would bring the show to Broadway in spring 1997, or during the 1997-98 season. Geeson said, "It's been doing incredibly well [at the box office], reviews were excellent and we're all thrilled," said Geeson.
The co-production with Yale Repertory Theatre will run through Dec. 21 in Baltimore, will move to the New Haven, CT regional theatre for a run there Jan. 16 to Feb. 8.
Berkman said there are no plans for an engagement between New Haven and New York.