Nathan Lane to take on Stephen Sondheim's The Frogs
Nathan Lane will reunite with his Producers director, Susan Stroman, for a reading of Stephen Sondheim's The Frogs in late January at Lincoln Center, reports Variety. Not only will Lane star as Dionysos, the comedy's lead character, but he will also rework the book, which Burt Shevelove adapted from Aristophanes's The Frogs for a production (featuring songs by Sondheim) performed at the Yale School of Drama in 1974. Sondheim may write additional songs for the 2003 production. The 1974 staging was performed in a Yale swimming pool and boasted a student chorus that included Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, and Christopher Durang.