A trio of Broadway veterans will head up the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of “Falsettos,” with Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block on board to play the musical’s leading roles.
Borle, a two-time Tony winner (“Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Something Rotten!”) who also starred on NBC series “Smash,” will play Marvin, the central character in the New York-set tale that traces Marvin and his family from the early 1980s into the AIDS crisis. Rannells (“The Book of Mormon,” “Girls”) plays his lover Whizzer, with Block (“9 to 5,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”) starring as his wife Trina.
A pairing of two one-act musicals, 1981’s “March of the Falsettos” and 1990 sequel “Falsettoland,””Falsettos” will be staged by its original director James Lapine, who also co-wrote the book with composer-lyricist William Finn. Further casting for the revival has yet to be set, but the creative team will include Spencer Liff (choreographer) and David Rockwell (sets), among others. Lapine (“Sunday in the Park with George,” “Into the Woods”), whose most recent Broadway outing was as writer-director of Moss Hart autobiography “Act One,” will soon premiere his new film, “Custody,” starring Viola Davis, at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, “Falsettos” starts previews Sept. 29 ahead of an Oct. 27 opening at the Walter Kerr Theater.