Featuring the Original Cast and Creative Team Members
BroadwayCon announced today that a special “In Trousers” Reunion will take place at BroadwayCon 2017, January 27-29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Moderated by musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the Reunion will include original cast members Chip Zien (Marvin), Alison Fraser (His Wife), and Mary Testa (Miss Goldberg), William Finn (Book, Music, Lyrics, Director), André Bishop, and Ira Weitzman. Bishop and Weitzman were integral to the premiere production of “In Trousers” in 1979, which was Playwrights Horizons’ first musical. Bishop and Weitzman are now Producing Artistic Director and Mindich Chair Musical Theater Associate Producer at Lincoln Center, respectively.
In 1979, William Finn made his off-Broadway debut with “In Trousers,” the first of the “Marvin” musicals. March of the “Falsettos” and “Falsettoland” followed, later combined into the Tony Award-winning Broadway show “Falsettos;” however, “In Trousers” was the one that started it all. Join these members of the original team as they remember what it was like to create this extraordinary musical over 35 years ago.
Additional details for the “In Trousers” Reunion will be announced at a later date.
BroadwayCon is theatre’s answer to comic-con, tailor made for fans. From January 27–29, 2017, join some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows as we gather at the incomparable Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2017 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, singalongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of this season’s hits, and discussions featuring the industry’s top producers and designers, not to mention the giant Opening Ceremony, the nighttime concerts, and the dance parties. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management and Playbill. The BroadwayCon Artistic Director of Headline Programming is David Alpert.