Stephen Sondheim’s ultimate musical may have its world premiere in New York this fall.
The musical, which was previously often called Sq. One and now entitled Right here We Are, is impressed by two Luis Buñuel movies, The Discreet Allure of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel. Joe Mantello (Depraved, Assassins) directs the musical, which incorporates a e-book by David Ives.
Performances will start in September for a strictly restricted engagement Off-Broadway at The Shed’s Griffin Theater.
Sondheim, who died in November 2021 on the age of 91, had been engaged on this venture for years. A manufacturing of a musical, created by Ives and Sondheim, was set to premiere Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2017, however by no means made it to the stage
In September 2021, the legendary composer instructed Stephen Colbert that he was writing Sq. One with Ives and hoped to stage it within the subsequent season. In what might have been his ultimate interview, in November, Sondheim instructed The New York Instances that he had not yet completed the present, however nonetheless hoped to see it premiere.
Earlier than Sondheim’s loss of life, Nathan Lane made an look on the At present present and mentioned he and Bernadette Peters had each participated in a studying of the musical. (Rumors unfold in December that the 2 had been set to star in an upcoming manufacturing of Sq. One on Broadway, however that declare was not true).
Tom Kirdahy (The Inheritance) is producing the musical, with govt producers Sue Wagner, John Johnson and Jillian Robbins.
That is the most recent Sondheim work to be offered in New York. A revival of Sweeney Todd, starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, is at the moment in previews on the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. And the Off-Broadway manufacturing of Merrily We Roll Alongside, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, is scheduled to switch to the Hudson Theatre on Broadway for an 18-week engagement beginning Sept. 19.
The 2 productions comply with a revival of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, which ran on Broadway from June 2022 by means of January 2023, and Firm, which started previews earlier than the theatrical shutdown after which returned to run from November 2021 by means of July 2022.