The cast and creative team of Prince of Broadway greeted the press July 20 to give fans a sneak peek at the upcoming new musical, a celebration that highlights the legendary, six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. See three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County), who has composed original songs for the new musical, lead the band as they perform the overture in the video above.
Prince of Broadway also features musical supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brown, a book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Producers), and direction by Prince himself.
Prince of Broadway will debut on Broadway in a production from Manhattan Theatre Club and Gorgeous Entertainment. Previews will start August 3 prior to an August 24 opening night at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
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The new musical features both biographical material and songs from many of the shows that earned Prince a record 21 Tony Awards, including West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and The Phantom of the Opera.
The Broadway cast includes Michael Xavier, Tony winner Chuck Cooper, Tony winner Karen Ziemba, Tony nominees Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck, and Brandon Uranowitz, Janet Dacal, Bryonha Marie Parham, and Kaley Ann Voorhees.
Prince of Broadway had its world premiere in Tokyo, Japan, in 2015. Flip through photos below: