It’s not exactly the newest news – dates aside, all else is pretty much the same news we’ve been hearing about Paradise Found since last September – but Baz Bamigboye is reporting it in The Daily Mail anyway:
Broadway star Mandy Patinkin will lead the jointly-directed Hal Prince and Susan Stroman musical production of Paradise Found, which will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre from May 19 till June 26. The show is based on Joseph Roth’s novel The Tale Of The 1002nd Night, about a visit the Shah of Persia made to Europe in 1873.
David Babani, director of the Chocolate Factory, told me Patinkin will play the Shah’s eunuch. Several actors, including John Cullum, Shuler Hensley, Kate Baldwin and Judy Kaye, took part in readings of the show in New York and deals are being negotiated to bring them to the Chocolate Factory.
I suppose at least it’s a confirmation of sorts for the production. The official website for the show tells us nothing other than the fact that it’s coming soon…
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