Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Productions Coming Down the Pike

The current Broadway season is just picking up and new productions for next season are already under way. Lincoln Center will bring Clifford Odets' Golden Boy back to Broadway for the play's 75th anniversary in a production to be directed by Bartlett Sher. The production will begin previews on November 8, with opening night set for December 3. According to Broadway.com, "Golden Boy is the story of Joe Bonaparte, a young, gifted violinist who is torn between pursuing a career in music and earning big money as a prize fighter."

In other news, National Lampoon's Animal House is being turned into a musical, with a score to be written by the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies and a book by Michael Mitnick. The show will be directed and choreographed by Tony winner (and friend to this blog) Casey Nicholaw.

Casey is also attached to direct and choreograph a musical adaptation of the novel Tuck Everlasting. The show will make its pre-Broadway debut at the Boston Citi Performing Arts Center Colonial Theatre in June 2013, with music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and a book by actress/author Claudia Shear.

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