By Andrew Gans
16 Oct 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
The Equity notice states that a "Broadway production [is] anticipated for early 2014." No official announcement has been made.
Josh Bergasse will choreograph; producers are Howard and Janet Kagan.
Rando, who won the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical for his staging of Urinetown, helmed the 2008 City Center Encores! production of On the Town, which featured choreography by Warren Carlyle. He and Bergasse were also responsible for a critically acclaimed mounting at the Barrington Stage Company in June. That production featured Tony winner Michael Rupert (Sweet Charity, Falsettos, Legally Blonde) as Judge Pitkin and Nancy Opel (Urinetown) as Madame Dilly with Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line) as Gabey, Deanna Doyle (Encores! On Your Toes) as Ivy Smith, Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet, Encores! Merrily We Roll Along) as Claire, Clyde Alves (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes) as Ozzie, Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hard Body) as Chip and Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, On a Clear Day…) as Hildy.
"Set in wartime 1944," On the Town, according to previous press notes, "chronicles the adventures of three sailors on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City. Their fabulous day-long journey is spurred by a search for sailor Gabey's dream girl, 'Miss Turnstiles.' Along the way, each sailor falls in love with a woman, and with New York City itself."