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A Catered Affair to star Tony Award winner Faith Prince

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will return to Broadway to play Aggie Hurley, the mother of the bride, in A Catered Affair. Prince will star alongside four time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

The musical features book by Harvey Fierstein and score by composer John Bucchino, and will be directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd), who is currently represented on Broadway by Company.

Based on the 1956 Turner Entertainment motion picture written by Gore Vidal, and the original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, A Catered Affair reveals relationships strained to their limits when a couple must decide whether to spend their life savings on a family business or to launch their only daughter's marriage with a lavish catered affair.

Prior to opening on Broadway, A Catered Affair will inaugurate the 2007-8 season at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, where performances begin on 20 Sep 2007.

Futher casting for the musical will be announced shortly.

Faith Prince won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (1992 Revival), her other Broadway credits inlude: Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), Nick & Nora (1991), What's Wrong With This Picture? (1994), The King and I (1996 Revival), Little Me (1998 revival), James Joyce's The Dead (2000), Bells Are Ringing (2001 Revival) and Noises Off (2001 Revival).

Harvey Fierstein is the author of Torch Song Trilogy, for which he received Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor. He is also the recipient of the Tony Award for his book of the musical La Cage Aux Folles. His other plays include Safe Sex, Spookhouse and Forget Him.

Fierstein's most recent Broadway credits include starring as Tevye in the record-breaking revival of Fiddler on the Roof, and as the original Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, for which he won his fourth Tony Award (Best Actor in a Musical).

With A Catered Affair, John Bucchino will make his Broadway debut. He has written scores for the musicals Urban Myths and Lavender Girl, a piece included in 3HREE, an evening of short musicals compiled by Harold Prince. It's Only Life, a revue of his songs directed by Daisy Prince, premiered at New York's Summer Play Festival and was presented in a concert version at Lincoln Center.

A Catered Affair will be produced on Broadway by Jujamcyn Theaters, Harvey Entertainment/Ron Fierstein and Richie Jackson.

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