Prince of Broadway Summary

  • Prince of Broadway is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: August 3, 2017
  • Opens August 24, 2017
  • Show Closed: October 29, 2017

The new musical Prince of Broadway is a showcase of highlights from Prince’s expansive career, including re-imagined segments from many of the shows he has produced and/or directed. With a book by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), the show has new orchestrations, connecting musical elements, and a finale song by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Honeymoon in Vegas). This extraordinary show pays homage to Prince’s legacy, while showcasing his talent as he tackles the challenge of directing this production.

Prince of Broadway on Broadway Background

Harold “Hal” Prince is one of the best known theatre directors and producers of the 20th century. In the 1950s, he produced such shows on Broadway as The Pajama Game (1954), Damn Yankees (1955), New Girl in Town (1957), West Side Story (1957), and Fiorello! (1959). In 1962, he had his first Broadway directing experience with A Family Affair, and followed that with future directorial endeavors such as She Loves Me, Baker Street, It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman, Cabaret, Company, Follies, and the list goes on. Harold Prince won a total of 21 Tony Awards to date, more than any one in history, including eight for directing, eight for producing the Best Musical of the year, two as Best Producer of a Musical (when that award existed), and three special awards. In 2006, he was given the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. Needless to say, Hal Prince is one of the Broadway greats, and it is only fitting that an entire Broadway show be designed in his honor.

What’s Prince of Broadway Like?

Prince of Broadway is directed by Harold Prince himself, along with co-director and choreographer Susan Stroman (Bullets over Broadway, Big Fish, The Producers). The show has had a long journey to Broadway, culminating in a world premiere in Tokyo, Japan in 2015, with a cast including Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner and Tony Yazbeck, all of whom are reprising their roles on Broadway. They are joined by Chuck Cooper, Janet Dacal, Bryonha Marie Parham, Brandon Uranowitz, and Kaley Ann Voorhees. This stupendous cast take on the momentous task of performing songs from a variety of Prince’s musicals from over the years including West Side Story, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, Follies, Fiorello!, Company, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, The Phantom of the Opera, and Evita. Prince was an inextricable part of the heyday of Broadway throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

Is Prince of Broadway Good for Kids?

This show is most appropriate for children aged 10 and up. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 650
Entrance: 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

Prince of Broadway Marquee

Prince of Broadway Marquee

Cast Members

Chuck Cooper
Kaley Ann Voorhees
Nancy Opel
Tony Yazbeck
Emily Skinner
Brandon Uranowitz
Janet Dacal
Bryonha Marie Parham

Producers

Bryonha Marie Parham

Production Credits

Direction
Harold Prince
Scenic Design
Beowulf Boritt
Costume Deisgn
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Sound Design
Jon Weston
Musical Director
Fred Lassen
Original Songs + Orchestrations + Musical Supervision + Lyrics
Jason Robert Brown
Book
David Thompson

Creative Team

General Manager
Florie Seery at Manhattan Theatre Club
Company Manager
Robert Carroll at Manhattan Theatre Club
Casting Director
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Senior Publicist
Boneau Bryan-Brown