Musical gets new director, sets Pasadena dates
Jeff Arch (who is credited on the 1993 film as the writer of the story and a co-writer of the script), composer Ben Toth (“Liberal Arts”) and lyricist Sam Forman (“House of Cards”). Storyline of the tuner follows the plot of the the Columbia Pictures romantic comedy about a lonely widower in Seattle and the Baltimore woman who falls for him based solely on his call to a radio talk show. Production, shepherded by commercial producer David Shor, has had its eye on Broadway since inception. Neither casting nor future plans for the title have yet been set, but the Pasadena bow will run May 24-June 23 with a press opening set for June 2.