Will Bryan Cranston Return to Broadway in Damn Yankees?

News   Will Bryan Cranston Return to Broadway in Damn Yankees?
Producer Jeffrey Richards is attached to a revival of the classic Broadway musical that may star the Breaking Bad actor.
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Bryan Cranston

Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, who last appeared on Broadway as LBJ in All the Way, may return to the New York stage in a revival of the Richard Adler-Jerry Ross musical Damn Yankees, according to BroadwayJournal.

The producing team is led by Jeffrey Richards, who was also involved in a 2008 City Center Encores! staging of the musical that starred Cheyenne Jackson, Sean Hayes, and Jane Krakowski.

Richards declined to discuss Cranston’s involvement in the Broadway revival, but stated that Tony-winning director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall was attached.

Cranston previously alluded to his involvement in a “reimagining of an old chestnut” during a July 2016 interview with Robert Wuhl.

Richards’ producing partners on the revival are Scott Landis, Jerry Frankel, and Jay and Cindy Gutterman.

No timeline was revealed.

Damn Yankees is based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop and features words and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a book by George Abbott and Wallop.


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