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Harry Connick, Jr.'s Talk Show Cancelled, Headed For Broadway

by VVN Music

Harry Connick, Jr.'s talk show, Harry, will come to an end after two seasons.

The move was made by NBCUniversal who said "Harry is ending its run after two seasons. Harry is a phenomenal talent and it’s been a great partnership working with the Fox Stations and other supportive groups on this truly unique show."

The program has never been a ratings powerhouse, but the company gave it a good try, extending its run after a middling first season.

Connick said "I have truly loved doing this show and appreciate your welcoming me into your homes every single day. I’m incredibly proud of the show we produced over the past two seasons. We tried to create a safe place where families could gather to be entertained, uplifted and inspired and where we could celebrate everyday women who work hard to make our world a better place. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and will continue to find avenues to uplift our country."

One of those ways will be Connick's new musical adaptation of the 1973 Academy Award winning Best Picture The Sting which will be getting its tryout from March 29 to April 29 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey with hopes of moving to Broadway.

Connick will take the part originally played by Paul Newman in the film. The book for the new show is by Bob Martin while music and lyrics will be by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis although the music of Scott Joplin will be heard, too, as it was in the original motion picture.  John Rando is directing.

Along with two concert runs on Broadway, Connick has been in three other shows, Thou Shalt Not (2001-2002), The Pajama Game (2006) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (2011-2012). He was nominated for Tony Awards for Score for Thou Shalt Not and Best Actor for The Pajama Game.