Prince of Broadway
This is a wonderful walk down memory lane for anyone who truly loves musical theater. Listen to six decades of musical masterpieces just when you think a performer has given their all, the actor takes the performance to a higher and higher level. This is a musical revue, rather than a biographical salute to Hal Prince, which would have been very interesting.
Harold Prince is a legend in the American theater—the acclaimed director and producer behind six decades of America’s most iconic musicals, and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. The difference between a great director and an astonishing leader is the ability to show the cast he believes they can give even more, and they do.
Prince of Broadway is a salute to Prince’s musical theater contributions, and we, the audience, are the true winners. Numbers include scenes from West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Showboat, Follies, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and more, in an unforgettable tribute to an unmatched Broadway career.
The show features original songs, musical supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County); book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys); co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Producers); and direction by Prince himself.
The one disappointment is the lack of focus on Hal Prince’s life and personal history.
Recommended for audiences who appreciate musical theater’s great moments.