'Syncopation' will not come to Broadway this season.
Thu 29 Jul 2004 'Syncopation' will not come to Broadway this season.
Producer Vaud E. Massarsky announced that the play Syncopation will not come to Broadway. Massarsky said "Unfortunately, some of the financing did not come through and it is with great sadness I announce that Allan Knee's beautiful play Syncopation will not get to Broadway this season as we had hoped." It was to have starred Neve Campbell and Michael Hayden. John Tillinger was the director; John O'Connell was the choreographer. It was to have opened at the Longacre Theatre on October 24 with previews beginning October 2. Allan Knee's Syncopation is a touching comic drama about the unlikely romance between an impassioned meat packer and a soul-searching seamstress in turn of the century Manhattan who find purpose and love in a lower east side make-shift dance studio. The rhythm of their courtship is as offbeat as the rhythm of their dance, but as the characters change and grow, their relationship shifts not unlike the syncopated beats of the ragtime music that accompanies them. Syncopation won the American Theater Critics Award after premiering at the Long Wharf Theater in 1999 followed by a production at The George Street Playhouse.