With a combination of the music of Rodgers and Hart, along with a look at the relationship between power and sex, a new version of the musical Pal Joey opens the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s 38th season this weekend.
The world premiere musical is being described as a “reconceived version” of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s Pal Joey, which debuted in 1940, but is perhaps best known as a 1957 film that starred Frank Sinatra.
Peter Schneider, who won a Tony Award as the producer of The Lion King on Broadway, is directing.
“We’ve been working on it for about five and a half years,” says Schneider of Pal Joey. “It’s an interesting study on charismatic men, who are ambitious and talented, whatever their flaws might be."
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