Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast for the first Broadway revival of “Can-Can” in 30 years. It will be the first revival in 50 years for the well-known musical theater playhouse that is within 20 miles of NYC.
Maybe that’s why are some high-profile folks involved in the show running in NJ from Oct. 1-26. I’m expecting great things.
David Lee (“Frasier,” “Cheers”) will direct. Choreography is by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill’s “Peter Pan,” “On the Town,” “Seven Brides” for “Seven Brothers”). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (“Guys and Dolls,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (“Ugly Betty,” “The Americans”) and Lee.
“Joel and I started collaborating on “Can-Can” at the Pasadena Playhouse over seven years ago,” Lee explained in a PMP press release. “With full permission of the Burrows and Porter estates the book has been updated without being modernized—“Can-Can“ is still set in 1893—and although 90 percent rewritten it retains all of Abe Burrows’ original characters and intent.”
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