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Musical celebrating Harold Prince heads to Broadway in 2017

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/7/2016 By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
FILE - In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat,"at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. "Prince of Broadway," a musical celebrating Prince, the most decorated Tony Award-winner in history, will make its Broadway debut next summer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat,"at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. "Prince of Broadway," a musical celebrating Prince, the most decorated Tony Award-winner in history, will make its Broadway debut next summer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical celebrating the most decorated Tony Award-winner in history will make its Broadway debut next summer.

The Manhattan Theatre Club said Wednesday that "Prince of Broadway," which celebrates the work of director-producer Harold Prince, will play the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre next summer.

The show features snippets from many of the shows that have earned Prince a record 21 Tonys, including "Cabaret," ''Evita," ''Phantom of the Opera," ''Kiss of the Spider Woman" and "Sweeney Todd."

No cast was revealed. The show played Japan in 2015 with Broadway veterans such as Shuler Hensley, Ramin Karimloo, Emily Skinner and Tony Yazbeck.

The show will be directed by Prince, co-directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and will feature a book by David Thompson and new music by Jason Robert Brown.

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