BELLS ARE RINGING, LOST IN THE STARS & WHERE'S CHARLEY? Set for Encores!by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010
New York City Center's 2010-2011 Encores! season will open with the 1956 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green musical Bells Are Ringing, November 18 - 21, 2010. The season will continue with Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's Lost in the Stars, February 3 - 6, 2011, followed by Frank Loesser's and George Abbott's Where's Charley?, March 17 - 20. (more...)
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Luker and McGillin to Star in WHERE'S CHARLEY? for Encores!by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011
Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin will star in Frank Loesser's Where's Charley, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11 season, running March 17 - 20. Where's Charley?, based on Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. It will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with musical direction by Rob Berman.
Where's Charley?, Frank Loesser's first Broadway score, immediately demonstrated the master's easy command of wit and romance, sophistication and high jinks. George Abbott's adaptation of Brandon Thomas' classic college farce Charley's Aunt delivered 'Once in Love With Amy,' 'My Darling, My Darling' and 'The New Ashmolean Marching Song' to the hit parade, and launched Loesser into the songwriting stratosphere. The musical opened at the St. James Theater on October 11, 1948, and played 792 performances. It was directed by George Abbott, choreographed by George Balanchine and starred Ray Bolger, who won a Tony Award for his performance. Where's Charley? will run March 17-20, 2011. (more...)