(Pictured above, l-r: book writer David Thompson, Hal Prince and scenic/projection designer Jerome Sirlin.)
Lead producers Aubrey Dan, Martyn Hayes and Peter W. Lamb for Dancap Productions Inc., have announced the creative team for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating legendary Broadway director and producer Harold “Hal” Prince.
PRINCE OF BROADWAY is in development now, aiming for a Toronto production in the summer of 2012, prior to opening on Broadway that fall.
Celebrating the most influential and successful career in the American theater of the past 60 years, PRINCE OF BROADWAY will look at the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to Hal Prince creating some of the most enduring and beloved theater of all time, from 1954’s The Pajama Game to The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history.
PRINCE OF BROADWAY will feature words and music from the shows that have earned Hal Prince a record 21 Tony Awards®.
PRINCE OF BROADWAY will be directed by Mr. Prince with co-direction and choreography by Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact, Crazy for You). David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys, Chicago [adaptation]) is writing the book and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade) is writing vocal and dance arrangements. Orchestrations will be by Don Sebesky (Come Fly Away, Kiss Me Kate [revival]). Eric Stern (Shrek the Musical, Parade) will serve as musical director.
The design team for PRINCE OF BROADWAY includes scenic and projection design by Jerome Sirlin (Kiss of the Spider Woman), costume design by William Ivey Long (Catch Me If You Can, The Producers, Crazy for You), lighting design by Howell Binkley (Memphis, Jersey Boys) and sound design by Peter Hylenski (The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages).