Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Fierstein To Musicalize Bette Davis' Fave Flick

Fierstein To Musicalize Bette Davis' Fave Flick

According to Michael Riedel of the New York Post, Tony winner Harvey Fierstein is planning a return to Broadway via a musical version of Paddy Chayefsky's "The Catered Affair." In addition to starring in the new tuner, Fierstein has written the book.

John Bucchino is penning the score, while John Doyle is reportedly set to direct, although don't expect to see Mr. Fierstein playing any instruments. Fierstein is quoted as saying, "I told him, I ain't playing no damn tambourine. I'm very pro-union. I ain't taking no jobs from musicians."

"The Catered Affair" was originally a 1956 teleplay starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds and Rod Taylor. Reputedly, it was Davis' personal favorite role.

Look for the musical to arrive on Broadway sometime during the 2007-08 Theatrical Season.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 22 March, 2007, Blogger buff said...

This should be good. A perfect vehicle for Harvey. Looking forward to it.

At 22 March, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

I'm certainly a fan of Harvey's and look forward to learning more about this show.

At 22 March, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Harvey Fierstein has posted new information about this upcoming production on his MySpace page, revealing that the show will have its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre this September and that no cast member will double as musician.


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