“Falsettos” is comprised of two one-act musicals — “March of the Falsettos” and “Falsettoland” — that were first staged separately Off-Broadway in the early 1990s. They tell the story of Marvin (Christian Borle), a newly out man who deals with his ex-wife Trina (Stephanie J. Block) and new boyfriend Whizzer (Andrew Rannells) with the help of his psychiatrist Mendel (Brandon Uranowitz). All four of these players reaped Tony Awards nominations for their performances.
The original combined version opened on Broadway in 1992 and ran for nearly 500 performances, earning seven Tony nominations and winning two awards: for for Finn’s original score and the book he crafted with director James Lapine. Lapine, who also won Tonys for writing the books for “Into the Woods” (1988) and “Passion” (1994) and a Pulitzer Prize for “Sunday in the Park with George” (1984), directed the revival as well.
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