All That Glitters, a musical about the life of flamboyant entertainer Liberace, is eyeing a Broadway run in April 2013. Directed, composed and choreographed by Alexander DeJong, the show will have a workshop at the Baryshnikov Arts Center running from May 8 through May 11. Three actors (Richard Kline, Zachary S. Berger and Kevin Dolan) will play the famed pianist at different stages of his life. The musical also features a book by DeJong and James A. Walsh and additional music by Tom Nelson.
All That Glitters rockets through the flashy career of celebrated pianist and vocalist Wladziu Valentino Liberace. Known for his showmanship and excessive style, Liberace bought Louis XIV furniture, candelabras from the Palace of Versailles, one of only five Phantom V Limousine Rolls Royces in existence, diamond encrusted coats, bejeweled pianos and plastic surgery. His musicianship was revered by the greatest piano manufacturers on earth, but all of his emotional carnage was drowned out by the deafening ovations of audiences all over the world.
This is not the first time a musical about Liberace has set its sights on the Great White Way. Liberace: The Man, the Music and the Memories, directed by Pamela Hall and starring Wayland Pickard as Liberace, hoped to open in the fall of 2010. The show however has yet to make it to Broadway.
All That Glitters includes costumes by Bob Mackie, scenary by John Arnone, lighting by Howell Binkley and musical direction by Jack Lee.