You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

MTC listens to ‘LoveMusik’

Cerveris, Murphy to topline Prince-helmed prod'n

Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season.

Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 opening.

Musical folds the songs of Weill, the German legit composer who often collaborated with Bertolt Brecht, into the biographical story of Weill and his wife, singer Lotte Lenya. Alfred Uhry (“Driving Miss Daisy”) wrote the book.

Cerveris and Murphy will play the tuner’s central couple. Cast also will include John Scherer and, as Brecht, David Pittu.

When Prince was talking up “LoveMusik” last season, he had imagined an out-of-town tryout for the show before it hit New York. Although that plan has been scuttled, it seems safe to assume producers of the midsize musical would eye a commercial transfer if all goes well at nonprofit MTC.

Prince previously worked with Uhry on “Parade,” for which Uhry won a Tony for book writing.

More Legit

  • Beau Willimon podcast

    Stagecraft Podcast: Beau Willimon on How Trump Changed 'The Parisian Woman' (Listen)

    Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season. Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 […]

  • The Minutes

    Chicago Theater Review: 'The Minutes' by Tracy Letts

    Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season. Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 […]

  • D.C. Pre-Broadway Review: 'Mean Girls'

    D.C. Pre-Broadway Review: 'Mean Girls'

    Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season. Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 […]

  • School Girls, or the African Mean

    Off Broadway Review: 'School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play'

    Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season. Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 […]

  • Escape to Margaritaville review

    Pre-Broadway Review: Jimmy Buffett Musical 'Escape to Margaritaville'

    Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season. Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 […]

  • Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault

    Old Vic Theater Logs 20 Complaints About Kevin Spacey, Pledges to Improve Accountability

    Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season. Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 […]

  • The Drama League Expands DirectorFest to

    The Drama League Expands DirectorFest

    Gotham will hear the sounds of “LoveMusik” in the spring as a starry preem of the Kurt Weill tuner caps off Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season. Michael Cerveris (“Sweeney Todd”) and Donna Murphy (“Wonderful Town”) are set to topline the Harold Prince-helmed production, which begins previews April 12 at the Biltmore for a May 3 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content