Exactly one year after the five-time Tony Award nominated revival opened on Broadway, Falsettos will open again on PBS’s “Live from Lincoln Center,” Friday October 27th.
With a book by James Lapine and William Finn, and music and lyrics by Finn, Falsettos premiered on Broadway in 1992 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.
The landmark gay musical begins in 1979 with “March of the Falsettos;” then in “Falsettoland” three years later. On the journey, we follow Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, son Jason, their psychiatrist Mendel, Marvin’s gay lover Whizzer, and “the lesbians from next-door” as they struggle to redefine their modern family and realize “love can tell a million stories.”
For those already familiar with Falsettos but have always wondered about the exact reason for the somewhat peculiar title, creator William Finn and James Lapine gave “Live from Lincoln Center” this explanation.
Falsettos airs Friday, October 27th on PBS. Check local listings for exact time and information HERE
Falsettos 2016 revival cast recording available HERE
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(Main photo credit: by Sara Krulwich / The New York Times)