FREEZE FRAME: PRINCE OF BROADWAY's All-Star Cast & Creative Team Meets the Press!
PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six-decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, plays from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theatre, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. The cast and crew just met the press earlier today, and BroadwayWorld was on hand - check out a very first look at the complete company together, below!
PRINCE OF BROADWAY, which features words and music from many of the shows that have earned Hal Prince a record 21 Tony Awards, has a book by two-time Tony Award nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys, Steel Pier), co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact, Crazy for You) and direction by Mr. Prince.
The cast includes Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You), Shuler Hensley (Tony Award winner for Oklahoma!), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera, Tony Award nominee for Les Miserables), Nancy Opel (Honeymoon in Vegas, Tony Award nominee for Urinetown), Bryonha Marie Parham (After Midnight, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot, Tony Award nominee for Side Show), Mariand Torres (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Wicked), Kaley Ann Voorhees (Phantom of the Opera), Tony Yazbeck (Tony Award nominee for On the Town) and Reon Yuzuki (former Top Star of the Takarazuka Revue Company's Star Troupe).
PRINCE OF BROADWAY features 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.
Celebrating one of the most influential and successful careers in the American theatre of the past 60 years, PRINCE OF BROADWAY 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.
Photos by Walter McBride
Emily Skinner, Josh Grisetti, Nancy Opel, Bryonha Marie Parham, Chuler Hensley, Mariand Torres, Ramin Karimloo, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Tony Yazbeck and Reon Yuzuki during the press day preview of 'Prince of Broadway' at SIR Studio on October 5, 2015 in New York City.
Jason Robert Brown, Emily Skinner, Josh Grisetti, Nancy Opel, Bryonha Marie Parham, Nancy Opel, Shuler Hensley, Susan Stroman, Hal Prince, Ramin Karimloo, Mariand Torres, Tony Yazbeck, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Reon Yuzuki and David Thompson during the press day preview of 'Prince of Broadway' at SIR Studio on October 5, 2015 in New York City.