Initial Casting Announced For Falsettos Broadway Revival
If one had to ask “What did we do to deserve such outstanding revivals on Broadway both this season and next?”, one could not answer the question. With an absurd collection of outstanding revivals hitting Broadway this season such as The Color Purple, Spring Awakening, Fiddler On The Roof or She Loves Me, Broadway has managed to keep the trend going with Cats and Falsettos revivals already lining for next year and looking promising. Falsettos committed to an excellent revival next season bringing out some of the biggest names in the business for its return slated for next Fall. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that initial casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Falsettos!
Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Pictured Right) will lead Falsettos back to Broadway this Fall starring in the leading role of Marvin. He will be joined by Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (Pictured Below Left) as Trina (His Wife) and Andrew Rannells as Whizzer (His Lover). Rannells returns to Broadway having most recently been seen in Hamilton as King George during a Jonathan Gross hiatus this past Fall. Block will return to Broadway for the first time since Roundabout’s The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and Borle will simply transfer Jujamcyn Theaters leaving Something Rotten! which he is still appearing in as William Shakespere, a performance that won him his second Tony Award. Additional casting for the production is slated to be announced at a later date.
Lincoln Center Theater and Jujamcyn Theaters announced in February their plan to bring Falsettos back to Broadway in Fall 2016. The revival will take up residence at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre with previews slated to begin September 29th before officially opening October 27th, 2016. Tony Award winner James Lapine (Pictured Left) will return to the production as director having also directed the original Broadway production. Additional creative team members for the production have not been announced at this time. The revival was first announced in February 2015 to take place during the 2015-16 season, bowing during spring 2016 season. However, the revival was pushed back to the 2016-17 season during the Fall of 2015 for reasons not listed. Thanks to Getty Images for the sharing the photo left!
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 at the bottom of this post.
Luner Lowdown: As if Broadway weren’t excited enough to welcome back Falsettos to the neighborhood, this initial casting for the musical revival has theater goers screaming (Figuratively and literally). All three of these actors have been seen in countless Broadway productions and are favorites of theatre goers who have seen them year after year in various shows. Borle has been winning over audiences at Something Rotten! for over a year now and the return of Block and Rannells (Pictured Right) to Broadway is exactly what fans had wished for. Bravo to this production for stellar casting from the start. We can’t wait to see who ends up rounding out the rest of this production.
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as more news regarding the upcoming revival of Falsettos on Broadway is revealed to us! At this time, no official website or social media exists for the show. We will be sure to updated and share those links with you as soon as they do.