Live from Lincoln Center: Falsettos

(Rochester, NY) - Hailed as “miraculous” by The New York Times, Falsettos, the seminal 1992 Broadway musical about a gay man striving to create a modern family, will be featured on Live from Lincoln Center. It will air Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

The Lincoln Center Theater production, brought to Broadway in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, stars two-time Tony Award-winner Christian Borle as Marvin, who leaves his wife and son for man, along with Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells, as his ex-wife and lover respectively. Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe round out the cast.

“There’s hardly a moment in the exhilarating, devastating revival of the musical Falsettos that doesn’t approach, or even achieve, perfection,” raved The New York Times.

Composer and lyricist William Finn co-wrote the book for the musical with James Lapine, who also directed its original 1992 Broadway run, for which they both won Tony Awards — Finn for Best Original Score, Lapine and Finn for Best Book of a Musical. Lapine directed the production that will be seen on Live From Lincoln Center.

Lapine said, “It was a thrill to revisit Falsettos some 25 years after it premiered on Broadway. Uncertain of how a contemporary audience would relate to our show we were stunned to discover that it has not aged; its stories of love and family proved to be as resonant today as when we wrote it. In the 40 years I have been working in the theater, I have never had a production that was so enthusiastically received from the very first performance.”

Pictured: CHRISTIAN BORLE and ANDREW RANNELLS
Credit: Courtesy of Joan Marcus

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