By Andrew Gans
16 Oct 2013
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
The production will be filmed for the cable network Nov. 16 at the Victoria Theatre at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Fisher Stevens, who helmed the Broadway production, will also direct the HBO taping.
Arnold Engelman will produce with Rebel Prods, Insurgent Films and Silver Lining Entertainment. Leguizamo, Stevens, Jeff Golenberg and Sam Maydew are the executive producers.
A spring 2014 broadcast is expected.
The Broadway production featured scenic design by Happy Massee, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and projection design by Aaron Gonzalez. The projection consultant was Christopher Cronin, and the movement consultant was Marlyn Ortiz.
John Leguizamo earned Tony nominations for his solo shows Sexaholix and Freak. He has appeared in Mambo Mouth and the short-lived revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo. His film credits include "The Summer of Sam," "Moulin Rouge," "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" and "Romeo + Juliet."
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