Mack & Mabel, Starring Michael Ball, Aims for B’way

first_img View Comments Could Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Mack & Mabel return to the Great White Way? As they say, time heals everything. According to The New York Post, the Chichester Festival Theatre production, which is currently playing through September 5, plans to transfer to the West End and maybe cross the pond to Broadway next season.The production, directed by Jonathan Church, stars Olivier winner Michael Ball and rising star Rebecca LaChance, who made her Broadway debut last year as the Carole King understudy in Beautiful. The new staging features an adapted book by Stewart’s sister, Francine Pascal, who is the author of the Sweet Valley High series.The show, which premiered on Broadway in 1974, follows the relationship between silent film director Mark Sennett and his star Mabel Normand. The score features such tunes as “I Won’t Send Roses” and “Time Heals Everything.” Though the original production closed in the fall of 1974 after 66 performances, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Musical and nods for its stars Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters.Take a look at Ball, LaChance and the rest of the Mack & Mabel cast in action below.last_img

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