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Broadway's Falsettos Revival Sets Premiere Date on PBS
The acclaimed production stars Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, and Andrew Rannells.
Live from Lincoln Center will broadcast the recent, Tony-nominated Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s award-winning Falsettos October 27 at 9 PM ET on PBS.
The date also marks the anniversary of the production's opening night at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
The James Lapine-helmed musical, which was filmed January 3-4, concerns a family who, struggling to remain “tight-knit,” eventually redefine what family means in difficult times.
The broadcast is part of PBS' previously announced Broadway's Best series, which will also include fall screenings of She Loves Me, Present Laughter, Indecent, and Holiday Inn, as well as an encore airing of documentary In the Heights—Chasing Broadway Dreams.
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Falsettos—nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical— played a limited run in movie theatres around the country beginning July 12.
Early next year, PBS will also premiere a Live From Lincoln Center series of performances from a number of Broadway favorites, recording from concerts at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in December. Performers include Falsettos' Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells, as well as Tony winners Sutton Foster and Leslie Odom Jr.
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The cast was headed by two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Marvin, two-time Tony nominee Block as Trina, and two-time Tony nominee Rannells as Whizzer, with Tracie Thoms as Dr. Charlotte, Waitress and Carousel star Betsy Wolfe as Cordelia, two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz as Mendel, and Anthony Rosenthal as Jason. The limited engagement ended January 8, 2017, at the Walter Kerr Theatre.