Tony winners Linda Lavin (The Lyons) and LaChanze (The Color Purple) and Sierra Boggess will star in Prince of Broadway, a musical featuring material from productions created by legendary producer and director Hal Prince. Prince will helm the new revue along with five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, who will also choreograph the production. Featuring a book by David Thompson, Prince of Broadway is scheduled to open in November. No theater or official dates have been announced.
In addition to Lavin, LaChanze and Boggess, the cast includes Tony winner Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma), Tony nominee Emily Skinner (Side Show), Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange), Sebastian Arcelus (Elf), Tony nominee David Pittu (Is He Dead?), Caroline O'Connor (Chicago), Amanda Kloots-Larsen (Follies), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing, the Musical) and Richard Kind (The Producers).
Boggess was originally tapped to headline the musical Rebecca, which after a spring postponement, is now also planning for a fall opening. No announcement has been made if Boggess is no longer attached to the project.
Prince has won twenty-one Tony Awards for producing and directing classic Broadway hits including The Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, A Little Night Music, Parade, Show Boat, Merrily We Roll Along, Evita, On the Twentieth Century and Sweeney Todd.