Earlier reports indicated that Secondhand Lions, which has a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes ( The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains) and a score by First Date songwriters Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary, would premiere at the 5th Avenue in August.
"This world premiere musical," according to the 5th Avenue, "harkens back to a simpler time, when a boy’s imagination was all that was needed to turn a summer on a Texas farm into the adventure of a lifetime. The tall tales that his two irascible uncles tell him – stories of heroism, hidden treasures, and beguiling princesses – take our young hero to the sands of Arabia and beyond."
The national tour of the Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes, staged by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, will run Oct. 15-Nov. 3. Also planned is a resident production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!, which will be staged Nov. 29-Dec. 31.
The 5th Avenue is also presenting original productions of Monty Python's Spamalot, by Eric Idle, John Du Prez and Neil Innes (Jan. 30-March 2, 2014); the Jeffrey Stock- Marc Acito musical A Room With a View, based on the E.M. Forster novel and directed by David Armstrong (April 8-May 4, 2014); and Bill Berry directing the Alan Menken- Howard Ashman musical Little Shop of Horrors, in a co-production with A Contemporary Theatre (April 12-June 29, 2014).
The 5th Avenue will also welcome the national tour of the Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (June 11-29, 2014).
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