Will “Prince” Ever Make It To Broadway?

The Prince of Broadway,” the stage project that takes audiences through the numerous award-winning productions created by director-producer Harold Prince (“Cabaret,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Sweeney Todd”), will have its world premiere at Japan’s Theatre Orb in Tokyo Oct. 23. Ramin Karimloo will lead the cast. “The Prince of Broadway” is directed by Prince, co-directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (“Big Fish,” “The Producers”), and features a book by Tony Award nominee David Thompson (“The Scottsboro Boys”). Prince has been working to bring “The Prince of Broadway” to life for several years. The show was first announced for a fall 2012 start on Broadway, followed by a goal of fall 2013. Issues with capitalization for the nearly $10 million musical delayed the production’s Broadway arrival. Japanese producers are now financing the musical. There was no current word on plans for a New York production. It would be a shame if this show never makes it back to the motherlode. This should be Prince’s equivalent of “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.”

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