Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the career of legendary producer, director and 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, will forgo a previously announced Toronto engagement and instead open directly on Broadway in November 2012. No theater has been announced at this time.
Prince himself will co-direct the piece with Tony winner Susan Stroman. The production will celebrate Prince’s 60 year career, and examine the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to him creating some of the most beloved theater 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.
In addition to Prince and Stroman, the creative team will include a book by The Scottsboro Boys librettist David Thompson, vocal and dance arrangements by Parade composer Jason Robert Brown, orchestrations by Don Sebesky and musical direction by Eric Stern. The design team will include scenic and projection design by Jerome Sirlin, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Peter Hylenski.
Prince of Broadway will be produced by Aubrey Dan, Martyn Hayes and Peter W. Lamb for Dancap Productions Inc.