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FALSETTOS Box Office Opens Today at the Walter Kerr Theatre

The Walter Kerr box office (219 West 48 Street) opens today, Tuesday, September 6 for the new Broadway production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos, featuring Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe. The production, directed by James Lapine, begins previews Thursday, September 29 and opens Thursday, October 27.

FALSETTOS will be performed Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Beginning November 1, Tuesday and Thursday performances will begin at 7pm. Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or by visitingticketmaster.com. A limited number of tickets priced at $32 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT's program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information and to enroll, visit LincTix.org.

This production of Falsettos marks a happy reunion for producer and Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater André Bishop, composer/lyricist William Finn, and playwright/director James Lapine. In 1981, while Artistic Director of Playwrights Horizons, Bishop produced Finn and Lapine's new one-act musical March of the Falsettos in the theater's second floor 75-seat space. The story of a gay man named Marvin, his lover Whizzer. Marvin's wife Trina, son Jason, and their psychiatrist Mendel, March of the Falsettos was a critical success, described by The New York Times as "a musical find." It eventually moved to Playwrights Horizons' larger downstairs theater for an extended engagement before enjoying a long run Off-Broadway at what was then known as the Westside Arts Theatre.

Fast forward to 1990, when a second new musical by Finn and Lapine, Falsettoland, opened at Playwrights Horizons. A continuation of the story of Marvin and his extended family in the early days of the AIDS crisis,Falsettoland repeated the success of its predecessor with rave reviews and a move to the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

In 1992, the two one-act musicals were combined into one and opened on Broadway as Falsettos. Falsettos ran for over a year at the John Golden Theatre and won Tony Awards for Finn's score and Finn and Lapine's book.

The 2016 Falsettos will have choreography by Spencer Liff, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, and musical direction by Vadim Feichtner, conducting Michael Starobin's original orchestrations.


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