Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Bounce" retitled "Road Show"

The little Sondheim musical that could, Bounce, is being resurrected in a yet another revision that will play the Public Theatre fall under the title Road Show (the book is from the pen of John Weidman). The show (which is on its fourth title; early workshops include Wise Guys and Gold!) is now under the direction of Tony-winner John Doyle and will star Sondheim regulars Michael Cerveris (Assassins, Sweeney Todd) and Alexander Gemignani (Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George). Tickets go onsale to the general public on October 12, with a first preview date set for October 28 and an opening night of November 18. The show will run at the Public's Newman Theatre through December 28.

In an exclusive commentary with Playbill.com, Mr. Sondheim explains the dramaturgical reasons behind the new title. It sounds very interesting to hear the gestation process of this long-in-development musical. It's also great that New York will be getting its first fully original Sondheim score in 14 years.


Roxie said...

uh oh - John Doyle?...get out the tuba...

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

TAAL, Did I ever tell you that I saw the Chicago production of Bounce five years ago this summer. In addition to Richard Kind, Howard McGillin, Michele Pawk, Gavin Creel and Jane Powell, there was an actress named Deanna Dunagan tucked away in the chorus!

While the show was rickety, I'm looking forward to see how this Road shows.