'Falsettos' Broadway Revival Set for Spring 2016

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James Lapine

James Lapine will direct his Tony-winning 1992 musical dramedy, written with William Finn.

William Finn and James Lapine's Falsettos is set to sing again on Broadway.

A revival of the Tony-winning musical will return to Broadway in spring 2016, directed by Lapine, producer Jordan Roth announced Thursday. Dates, theater and further information will be announced at a later date.

Set in the early years of the AIDS crisis, Falsettos centers on Marvin, a man who leaves his wife and son to be with another man and is forced to analyze his own views on love, responsibility and what it means to be a man. The dramedy first jumped from off Broadway in 1992 and collected seven Tony nominations, including Best Musical. It won the awards for for Best Original Score (Finn) and Best Book of a Musical (Lapine and Finn).

"I was seated next to James at a dinner," said Roth in a statement, "and in the middle of our great conversation he stopped, looked me straight in the eye, and asked, 'What is your bucket list show?' I said, 'I can't believe you're asking me this, because it's yours, and it's Falsettos.' Then and there, we agreed we would do this together. I am part of a large club of theater lovers who were changed by this show, who passionately believe that Falsettos is 'our show.' I can't wait to have our show on Broadway again." 

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