Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's rarely-seen The Frogs, a contemporary update of Aristophanes originally performed at Yale University's gymnasium swimming pool in 1974, is to be revived in London, marking the U.K. premiere of the revised, expanded version written by Nathan Lane for the 2004 Broadway production of the show that Lane starred in at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater.
It will begin performances March 14, 2017, prior to an official opening March 16, for a run through April 8. Produced by House on the Hill Productions in association with Jermyn Street Theatre and directed by Grace Wessels, this version includes seven new Sondheim songs.
Lane wrote the update in the wake of 9/11, stating, “After September 11 ... I started to think, There’s something in this piece right now. ... There’s something idealistic about the notion of someone believing that the arts can make a difference ... I found it moving, in light of what is going on in the world.”
Casting is still to be announced.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 20 7287 2875 or visit jermynstreettheatre.co.uk for more details.