Thesps to topline tuner
Victor Garber and Jefferson Mays topline the Encores! presentation of “Of Thee I Sing,” George and Ira Gershwin’s 1931 tuner about presidential politics.
Garber will play the National Party candidate for prexy, while Mays (“I Am My Own Wife”) portrays the U.S. veep.
Production, directed by John Rando (“The Wedding Singer”), also stars Jennifer Laura Thompson. Helmer and thesp previously worked together on “Urinetown.”
“Of Thee I Sing” was the first Broadway tuner to win the Pulitzer Prize. The Encores! concert staging runs May 11-15.