Finn and Lapine’s Landmark Musical “Falsettos” Will Return to Broadway Spring 2016
Contact: Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF A
NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION
FOR RELEASE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
WILLIAM FINN & JAMES LAPINE’S
LANDMARK, MULTI-TONY AWARD® WINNING MUSICAL
“ F A L S E T T O S ”
WILL RETURN TO BROADWAY
LAPINE TO DIRECT
New York, NY – Producer Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, announced today that William Finn and James Lapine’s landmark musical, Falsettos, the theatrical masterpiece that forever reshaped our collective definition of family, will return to Broadway next Spring with an all new production directed by Mr. Lapine. Falsettos premiered on Broadway in 1992 – after its characters first captured the hearts of theatergoers Off Broadway – garnering rave reviews and seven Tony Award® nominations, including Best Musical, and going onto win for Best Original Score (Finn) and Best Book of a Musical (Lapine and Finn).
“I was seated next to James at a dinner,” explained Mr. Roth, “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.”
Part intimate family drama, part neurotic urban comedy, and part keenly observed meditation on a shifting definition of the American family, Falsettos remains every bit as “exhilarating and heartbreaking” (Frank Rich, New York Times) as it was when it first premiered. As Marvin 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.
Additional information, including production dates, casting, and theater, will be announced shortly.