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.
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