William Atherton, Matt Cavenaugh, Lisa O'Hare, Millicent Martin and Jason Graae are the acclaimed film, Broadway and West End stars who will lead the cast of Reprise Theatre Company's second production of the 2010-2011 season, "Gigi", playing February 15 to February 27, 2011 (press opening February 16, 2011) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The musical - with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe -- will be directed by veteran musical theatre director David Lee, with choreography by Peggy Hickey and musical direction by Steve Orich. Check out images from the production below!
While known for his films - "The Day of the Locust," "The Sugarland Express," "Die Hard I and II," and "Ghostbusters" - and television appearances in "Centennial," NBC's "Life," and ABC's "Lost" - William Atherton has originated roles on and off Broadway including David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel," Ronnie in John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves" and Ring Bing Ling in "Rich and Famous," and Arthur Miller's "The American Clock."
Matt Cavenaugh was most recently seen on Broadway as Tony in the 2009 revival of "West Side Story."
Lisa O'Hare starred as Mary Poppins in the West End production of the musical, and was most recently seen by Los Angeles audiences as Eliza Doolittle in the national tour of the Trevor Nunn production of "My Fair Lady" at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Millicent Martin is celebrating her 62nd year in all mediums of show business, and in addition to her many other Broadway and West End credits, starred alongside Julie Andrews in the original Broadway production of "The Boy Friend" and starred in the original Broadway cast of "Side By Side By Sondheim."
Jason Graee, A Reprise Theatre Company favorite, starred on Broadway in "A Grand Night For Singing" and "Falsettos", among others. West End, film and television actress Susan Denaker is playing Aunt Alicia, replacing the previously announced Carol Lawrence.
Since its inception in 1997, Reprise Theatre Company has been a focus of the Los Angeles musical theatre community, producing productions of great American musicals, and a wide variety of concerts, staged-readings, special events and outreach programs. In May 2007, Jason Alexander became Artistic Director. Christine Bernardi is Managing Director and Gilles Chiasson is Producing Director of Reprise.
Photo credit: Ed Krieger
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