Mr. Krane has composed dance music and arrangements for 29 Broadway shows. Additionally he worked with Michelle Williams for her Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated role as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn,” and more recently with Michael Douglas in his preparation for the role of Liberace in “Beyond the Candelabra,” to be released later this year.
The London opening of “Qatar’ is just part of the current flurry of activity in Mr. Krane’s life, activity that includes a decision to sell the Roxbury home he shares with his spouse, Richard Brainard.
“I am coming into an exciting time,” said Mr. Krane in a telephone interview from New York City. “My show, “The Road to Qatar,’ is being presented in London next month and then I am doing a revival of an old show, ‘Good News’ at the Goodspeed Opera House. And then the biggest news—they are doing a movie of the musical ‘Into the Woods.’ Disney is going to make the movie and I will do the arrangements. Meryl Streep will be the witch and it will be the first time I have worked with her since 1977 when we did ‘Happy End.’”
Mr. Krane remembers happily his association with the young Ms. Streep and looks forward to the new collaboration. Similarly, he is enthusiastic about working again with director and choreographer Rob Marshall, with whom he worked on the Oscar-winning film, “Chicago” and “Nine.”
HSX.com listed Meryl in the cast a few months ago, I guess now it's confirmed; it also lists Allison Janney, Anna Kendrick and Patrick Wilson.
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