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January 13, 2017

Live From Lincoln Center to Present Critically Acclaimed Revival of Falsettos on PBS

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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER TO PRESENT CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED REVIVAL OF FALSETTOS ON PBS


 


 


BROADCAST STARS CHRISTIAN BORLE, ANDREW RANNELLS, AND STEPHANIE J. BLOCK


 


NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY, 13, 2017) — Hailed as “miraculous” by The New York Times, Falsettos, the seminal 1992 Broadway musical about a gay man striving to create a modern family will be featured on Live From Lincoln Center later this year.


 


The Lincoln Center Theater production, brought to Broadway in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, stars two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Marvin, who leaves his wife and son for another man, along with Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells, as his ex-wife and lover, respectively. Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe round out the strong cast.


 


“There’s hardly a moment in the exhilarating, devastating revival of the musical Falsettos that doesn’t approach, or even achieve, perfection,” raved The New York Times.


 


Composer and lyricist William Finn co-wrote the book for the musical with James Lapine, who directed its original run on Broadway in 1992 for which they both won Tony Awards—Finn won for Best Original Score; Lapine and Finn jointly won for Best Book of a Musical.


 


Lapine, who also directed the revival, said: "It was a thrill to revisit Falsettos some 25 years after it premiered on Broadway. Uncertain of how a contemporary audience would relate to our show we were stunned to discover that it has not aged; its stories of love and family proved to be as resonant today as when we wrote it. In the 40 years I have been working in the theater, I have never had a production that was so enthusiastically received from the very first performance."


 


The Broadway musical is composed of two one-act plays, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, which were individually produced Off-Broadway, the former in 1981 and the latter in 1990. The Broadway musical debuted two years later. The production that will be broadcast on Live From Lincoln Center ran at the Walter Kerr Theatre from October 27, 2016, to January 8, 2017.


 


“We absolutely jumped at the chance to record this wonderful Lincoln Center Theater production of the landmark musical, Falsettos, and share it with PBS’s audience,” said Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer of Live From Lincoln Center.


 


“When Falsettos premiered in the 1990s it was a groundbreaking event—one of the first Broadway musicals to address the modern family, sexuality, and AIDS. This remarkable revival captures the urgency of that era, as well as its continuing relevance.”


 


The Live From Lincoln Center broadcast will air in 2017. For images and additional information on the program, visit pbs.org/pressroom.


 


LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER


Live From Lincoln Center is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, presenting the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance, and theater from Lincoln Center’s renowned stages. Now in its 42nd season on PBS, the pioneering series—produced by Lincoln Center—has been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers since its debut and celebrated by 16 Emmy Awards and other honors for its broadcasting excellence. Additional Live From Lincoln Center content is accessible online at PBS.org.


 


ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners.  As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.


 


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About Lincoln Center Theater


Now in its 32nd year LCT is one of New York’s favorite nonprofit theaters, with productions at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters, as well as other theaters on and off Broadway, as well as touring productions nationally and around the world, TV and film projects, and original cast recordings. Notable recent productions include the Tony Award–winning productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, The Coast of Utopia, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, War Horse, Other Desert Cities, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. LCT is currently producing Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and this spring will produce Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the LCT3 production of Bryna Turner’s Bull in a China Shop at the Claire Tow Theater. It will remount its hit production of J.T. Rogers’s Oslo for a Broadway run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and will be a co-producer of the new Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie starring Sally Field. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences.


 


Live From Lincoln Center is made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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