Toth, Forman join Broadway musical
The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena.
Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and co-bookwriter for Off Broadway musical “I Sing!,” is on the writing staff of upcoming Netflix skein “House of Cards.”
Jeff Arch, who wrote the original story of the 1993 romantic comedy and also co-wrote the screenplay, pens the book for the stage adaptation. Lonny Price was recently tapped to helm.
Toth and Forman replace the trio of songwriters who were previously attached provide the score.
Project aims to capitalize on the movie title’s high profile and crowdpleasing romance about a widower whose young son’s call to a talkradio program sets off a long-distance love affair. The brewing production has always been aimed at Broadway, with producer David Shor hoping to move the show to Gotham in the wake of its June preem at the Pasadena Playhouse.