James Lapine to direct Broadway revival of Falsettos

Producer Jordan Roth has announced that an all new production of James Lapine and William Finn's musical Falsettos, under the direction of Lapine himself, will make its way to the Great White Way in Spring 2016.

Roth released a statement saying:

“I was seated next to James at a dinner, and in the middle of our great conversation he stopped, looked me straight in the eye, and asked, ‘What is your bucket list show?’ I said, ‘I can’t believe you’re asking me this because it’s yours, and it’s Falsettos.’ Then and there we agreed we would do this together. I am part of a large club of theater lovers who were changed by this show, who passionately believe that Falsettos is ‘our show.’ I can’t wait to have our show on Broadway again.”

Synopsis: "Part intimate family drama, part neurotic urban comedy, and part keenly observed meditation on a shifting definition of the American family, Falsettos follows Marvin as he struggles to create a 'tight knit family' out of his eclectic array of core relationships (including his ex-wife, his new boyfriend, his adolescent son, his psychiatrist, and his neighbors) amidst a series of monumental life changes, he is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility, and what it means to be a man."

After its off-Broadway success, Falsettos transferred and opened on Broadway in 1992 to excellent reviews and went on to win two Tony awards - Best Original Score (William Finn) and Best Book of a Musical (James Lapine and William Finn) - with a further five nominations, including Best Musical.

Dates, Theatre, Casting and Creative Team information will be released at a later date.

- by Tom Millward

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