Tony Yazbeck, Emily Skinner & Josh Grisetti Set for Prince of Broadway

first_img View Comments Next stop the Great White Way?! Tony Yazbeck, Emily Skinner and Josh Grisetti, who as previously reported were circling the long-in-the-works musical Prince of Broadway, have boarded the Japanese production. Starring Ramin Karimloo and Shuler Hensley, the show celebrates the career of the 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Hal Prince and will begin rehearsals in the Big Apple on September 3. The tuner will play October 23 through November 22 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo and November 28 through December 10 at Umeda Arts Theatre in Osaka.Tony nominated for his current role in On the Town,, which closes on September 6, Yazbeck is set to headline the production’s tour. His multiple additional Great White Way credits include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line and Oklahoma!. Skinner was Tony nominated for Side Show; she has also been seen on Broadway in Billy Elliot, Dinner at Eight, The Full Monty, James Joyce’s The Dead and Jekyll & Hyde. Grisetti made his Main Stem debut in It Shoulda Been You, which shuttered on August 9.Bryonha Marie Parham and Mariand Torres have also been tapped for the show. As previously reported, the production will additionally star Nancy Opel, Kaley Ann Voorhees and Reon Yuzuki.Prince of Broadway will be helmed by Prince himself with co-direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. The show pays tribute to Prince’s 60-year career and examines the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to him creating some of the most beloved theater of all time, including West Side Story, The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Company.The production will feature a book by David Thompson, set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, wig design by Paul Huntley, musical supervision and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown and musical direction by Fred Lassen.Prince of Broadway was originally slated to open on the Great White Way in 2012 starring Sierra Boggess, Richard Kind and Skinner. No word yet on whether the production is still Broadway-bound. Star Filescenter_img Tony Yazbecklast_img

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