Broadway producer Jordan Roth announced last week that Falsettos will return to Broadway in the spring of 2016. James Lapine, the musical’s book writer, will direct.
Lapine and William Finn’s musical tells the story of Marvin, a gay Jewish man who has to deal with everything from his boyfriend, to his incipient ex-wife, to his son’s bar mitzvah. The show originally played in a series of one-acts off-Broadway before making its debut on the Great White Way in 1992. That production garnered two Tony Awards, plus a nomination for Best Musical.
The musical has undergone other incarnations, including, perhaps most inventively, an all-Asian production in 2007.
Falsettos boasts a sardonic approach towards Jewish neuroses, and features such songs as “Four Jews in a Room Bitching,” “Miracle of Judaism,” and “Everyone Tells Jason to See a Psychiatrist.”
Casting has yet to be announced.
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Gabriela Geselowitz is a writer and the former editor of Jewcy.com.