Lincoln Center Theater has come aboard the Broadway revival of “Falsettos,” with the New York nonprofit theater company joining Jujamcyn Theaters to present the show at the Walter Kerr Theater this fall.
A production entirely backed by commercial producers, led by Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth, had previously been announced for a spring 2016 berth, but that proposed incarnation was eventually delayed indefinitely in a development said to be attributable to issues of casting and fundraising.
In the eyes of some observers, intimate musical “Falsettos” makes a better fit in a nonprofit setting anyway, since the title, much-beloved in the theater community, doesn’t make for an obvious commercial prospect. A 1992 combination of two prior one-act musicals, “Falsettos” centers on a gay man named Marvin, his lover, his wife, his son and their psychiatrist.
James Lapine (above, right), who co-wrote the book of the musical with composer-lyricist William Finn (above, left), returns to direct the show after staging the original 1992 version. The addition of LCT to the musical’s producers reunites Lapine, Finn and LCT artistic director Andre Bishop (above, center), who produced the first iterations of the “Falsettos” musicals during his tenure at Playwrights Horizons.
The Broadway revival of “Falsettos” is lined up to being previews Sept. 29 ahead of an Oct. 27 opening at the Kerr, one of the venues owned by Jujamcyn Theaters. LCT’s Broadway house is currently occupied by its Tony-winning revival of “The King and I.”