By Andrew Gans
16 Jul 2013
Lady in the Dark, 1941. Gorgeous score by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, book by Moss Hart. Originally starred Gertrude Lawrence, Victor Mature, Danny Kaye. Fantastic show written by three superlative theater artists in their prime, and a beautiful show about self-discovery, self-mastery, forgiveness, and ultimately victory over our own defenses and doubts that hold us back from reaching our potential.
I'm hoping to bring my Modern Major General to Broadway next year in the revamped Pirates of Penzance called Pirates! We've already worked on it at Goodspeed, Paper Mill and the Huntington. Now the Muny is getting behind us, and it's a role I would adore to bring to New York. I would also love to play Max von Meyerling in a revamped and cut down version of Sunset Boulevard. I did the first national (Joseph Jefferson nomination) and won the Helen Hayes Award for the Signature Theatre version, but I never got to do it in New York. I would love that.