Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters Not Starring Sondheim’s Square One – The Hollywood Reporter

Neither Nathan Lane nor Bernadette Peters are attached to star in the Square One production of Stephen Sondheim’s last written musical. Angels in America And Producers Star confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.

A Twitter account using the music title Published on Thursday The upcoming stage production was also slated to star Lane opposite stage icon, Peters. reps for both the actors said THR The production announced that the news was “not real”, leading to speculation that it was a fake. Sondheim’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In September 2021, Sondheim said during an appearance on Stephen Colbert The Late Show that he is writing new music called square one With playwright Daniel Ives. At that time, Composer expressed hope To demonstrate it in the next season.

In a separate view above Today At the time of the show, Lane said he and Peters attended a reading square one.

Sondheim died in November 2021 at the age of 91. In his last interview, Sondheim Said The New York Times He had not yet completed the show, based on two films directed by Luis Buñuel, but still hoped to screen it.

“The first act is based on ‘The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie,’ and the second act is based on ‘The Exterminating Angel,'” he told The Times of the project, adding that Joe Montello is attached to direct.

A production of a seemingly identical musical created by Ives and Sondheim was set for an Off-Broadway premiere at the Public Theater in 2017, but never made it to the stage. THR The Public Theater has also been reached for comment.

Sondheim’s work is currently being performed in an Off-Broadway revival Merrily we roll alongStarring Daniel Radcliffe and revived on Broadway into the forest. A revival Sweeney ToddStarring Josh Groban and Annalee Ashford, it’s slated to hit Broadway this spring.

More to come.

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