Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover Will Direct PAL JOEY On Broadway Next Season


Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover | Photo: Slaven Vlasic and Michael Loccisano/Getty

Kobi Kassal
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October 4, 2021 9:15 AM

It’s time to fall in love with love all over again. This morning, it was announced that the Rodgers and Hart-John O’Hara classic musical Pal Joey will be headed back to the Great White Way in the 2022-2023 season. 

The team behind this brand-new and reimagined production includes Richard LaGravenese (new book), co-directors Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover, choreographer Savion Glover, set designer Derek McLane, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Natasha Katzand orchestrator/arranger/music supervisor Daryl Waters.

Adapting O’Hara’s book so that the primary setting of the plot is a South Side Chicago nightclub in the 1940’s and changing the character of Linda from a stenographer/clerk to an aspiring singer, has enabled the creative team, with the permission of the Rodgers and Hart estate, to interpolate some of that team’s greatest songs into an already memorable score.

Pal Joey was last seen on Broadway in 2008 directed by Joe Mantello and was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. 

Casting will be announced at a later date.

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!