Posted on January 7, 2013 at 12:59 am
In today’s New York Times, Patrick Healy writes about several long-aborning musicals, among them Honeymoon In Vegas and The Bridges of Madison County. Here are the relevant sections:
The producers of Honeymoon in Vegas are now negotiating to run at a nonprofit theater in the 2013-14 season, according to the show’s composer, Jason Robert Brown. Asked if a lack of money had hindered Vegas, which included Tony Danza in its announced cast, Mr. Brown said yes.
“If you can’t get the money you need, you won’t get a theater, and you will probably need to do more creative development,” Mr. Brown said. “If you do get the money you need, voilà, no creative development necessary.”
Another show from Mr. Brown, The Bridges of Madison County, will be staged in August at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts, according to its artistic director, Jenny Gersten. Bartlett Sher, who won a Tony directing South Pacific in 2008, will reunite with that show’s leading actress, Kelli O’Hara, who will play the central character in Bridges — an Iowa housewife who falls in love with a photographer. (Meryl Streep played the role in the 1995 film.)
And another show I’m working on is discussed as well:
Prince of Broadway was rescheduled after its initial lead producer pulled out of the project, citing cost issues; one of its new lead producers, Steven Baruch, said he was confident the show, drawing on the musicals of the director Harold Prince, will open on Broadway in the fall.
Looks like a busy year for me!