Falsettos Will Return To Broadway In Fall 2016
Could it be possible to have a better Broadway season than the one we are currently in? Only time will tell but things are already looking promising. In the midst of arguably one of the greatest Broadway seasons ever, we’re already looking ahead and announcing productions for the 2016-17 season in New York. With this season featuring an exciting line-up of revivals now hitting the stage, next season has just lined up a long overdue revival slated for Broadway in a world totally different from the world it came into. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Falsettos will return to Broadway in Fall 2016!
Lincoln Center Theater and Jujamcyn Theaters have announced they plan to bring Falsettos back to Broadway next season. The revival will take up residence at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre beginning next Fall with previews slated to begin September 29th before officially opening October 27th, 2016. Tony Award winner James Lapine (Pictured Right) will return to the production as director having also directed the original Broadway production. Casting as well as a creative team for the production have not been announced at this time. The revival was first announced in February 2015 to take place this season, bowing during the spring 2016 season. However, the revival was pushed back to the 2016-17 season during the Fall of 2015 for reasons not listed.
Falsettos is a musical that features music and lyrics by William Finn with a book by James Lapine and William Finn. Combined out of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, Falsettos tells the story of a middle-aged man named Marvin who decides to leave his wife, Trina, for a man, Whizzer. His son Jason and psychiatrist Mendel are all involved as the world turns upside down as the complex and changing relationships send ripples through their lives. The musical was first seen on Broadway in April 1992 running for over a year playing 487 performances and 23 previews before playing its final performance in June 1993. The show first bowed at the John Golden Theatre during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City. The original production was nominated 7 Tony Awards and went on to win two awards, Best Book Of A Musical and Best Original Score. The original company is pictured above left.
Luner Lowdown: I am thrilled to learn Falsettos will finally return to Broadway next season after being announced to return over a year ago! Last seen on stage in 1992, Falsettos will find itself back on Broadway not only in a different neighborhood but world. The seedy Times Square Falsettos played to before is long gone and will find itself playing to audiences that may be more accepting overall. Coming to Broadway less than a year after the Supreme Court ruled Same-Sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, Falsettos is more relevant and important now than ever. I’m thrilled Jordan Roth (Pictured Right), President of Jujamcyn Theaters, is ushering this masterpiece back to Broadway and placing it in one of the best and most intimate houses on Broadway, The Walter Kerr.
Luner on Theatre is looking forward to welcoming back Falsettos to Broadway next season! With this season’s second half only beginning, we still have a lot of news to report on and ground to cover before we truly dive into Falsettos return. However, we will be sure to bring you casting, creative updates and more as we approach its long-awaited return to Broadway. At this time, no social media for Falsettos on Broadway exists. Check back as this article will be updated when they do! (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) Of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!