Prince of Broadway Posts Act I Song List

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A song list has been posted for Act I of the Japanese world premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the Tony-winning Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince.

The list was posted on the show's Japanese homepage. Songs for Act II were not posted.

- "All I Need Is One Good Break" from Flora, the Red Menace
- "Heart"from Damn Yankees
- "Whatever Lola Wants" from Damn Yankees
- "Something's Coming" from West Side Story
- "Tonight" from West Side Story
- "Tonight at Eight" from She Loves Me
- "Will He Like Me?" from She Loves Me
- "You've Got Possibilities" from It’s a Bird…It’s Plane…It’s Superman
- "Beautiful Girls" from Follies
- "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs" from Follies
- "The Right Girl" from Follies
- "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music
- "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof
- "Far From the Home i Love" from Fiddler on the Roof
- "Willkommen" And "If You Could See Her" from Cabaret
- "So What?" from Cabaret
- "Cabaret" from Cabaret
- "The Phantom of the Opera" from The Phantom of the Opera
- "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from The Phantom of the Opera
- "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera

The new musical is scheduled to play Oct. 23-Nov. 22 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo and Nov. 28-Dec. 10 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka. Prince of Broadway, which features words and music from many of the shows that have earned Prince a record 21 Tony Awards, has a book by two-time Tony Award nominee David Thompson, co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, and direction by Prince.

Besides Karimloo, the previously announced cast of Prince of Broadway includes Tony winner Shuler Hensley, Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck, Nancy Opel, David Pittu and Emily Skinner; plus Josh Grisetti, Bryonha Marie Parham, Mariand Torres, Kaley Ann Voorhees and Reon Yuzuki.

Prince of Broadway, according to press notes, "will look at the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to Hal Prince creating some of the most enduring and beloved theatre of all time, including The Pajama Game, West Side Story, Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history." Prince commented, "The idea for Prince of Broadway was brought me to me some years ago and, a tad reluctantly, I agreed to consider the notion of a compendium show featuring material from the 34 musicals I directed and/or produced on Broadway. Subsequently, I asked Susan Stroman to choreograph and co-direct with me because so much of the material will require inspired movement. I have come to the conclusion that I don’t want to reproduce verbatim what I staged in the original productions. Instead, I plan to re-think each segment and direct it as I would today, possibly having learned more about what I’m doing in the subsequent years. Finally, I’ve asked Jason Robert Brown, a choice composer with whom I’ve worked before (Parade) to orchestrate the show, write connective musical material, and create a brand-new number for the finale. After all, my career is just a blip on the theatre screen and there will be a rich future."

The upcoming production will feature set design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Sonoyo Nishikawa and sound design by Koichi Yamamoto. Wig design is by Paul Huntley. Musical supervisor and arrangements are by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. Musical director is Fred Lassen. Casting is by Tara Rubin.

Rehearsals begin in New York Sept. 1.

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