Prince of Broadway: new musical announces cast

The new Broadway musical, Prince of Broadway, that will celebrate the life and career of multi Tony Award-winning director and producer Harold "Hal" Prince, as postponed its opening. Originally scheduled to open in Nov 2012, the show will now open in the fall of 2013.

Producer Steven Baruch said, “We are honored, thrilled and excited to be producing Prince of Broadway. Hal Prince has the most important legacy in the American theatre and he continues to create great work for the stage. Hal and his creative team have completed an extraordinary new musical, which we want to give the best possible Broadway production."

"After reviewing everything ranging from the schedules of the creative team, theatre availability, advance group sales needs, among many other elements, we have determined that the optimum time for the show to open on Broadway would be the Fall of 2013.”

Theatre, dates, and cast for the production are still to be announced.

The cast for the musical, to be drected by Harold Prince and, co-directed and choreographed by 5-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, was originally announced to include Tony Award winners Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound), LaChanze (The Color Purple) and Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), and Tony nominees Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange), David Pittu and Emily Skinner (Side Show).

The cast was also to include Sebastian Arcelus (Elf, Jersey Boys), Sierra Boggess (Master Class, The Little Mermaid), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing, the Musical; After the Ball), Richard Kind (The Producers, “Spin City”), Amanda Kloots-Larsen (Follies – 2011) and Caroline O’Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge).

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 musical productions 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.

Produced by Aubrey Dan, Martyn Hayes and Peter W. Lamb for Dancap Productions Inc, Prince of Broadway features a book by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys, Chicago [adaptation]) and will feature words and music from the shows that have earned Hal Prince a record 21 Tony Awards.

The creative team includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Jonathan Deans.