Staging runs Nov. 19 - 23
Tony Yazbeck, Christian Borle, Leslie Kritzer and Andrea Martin are among the stars of the Encores! semi-staged concert reading of “On the Town.”
Yazbeck (“Gypsy”), Borle (“Legally Blonde”) and Justin Bohon play the musical’s three sailors on shore leave in WWII-era Gotham. Also on the cast list are Michael Cumpsty, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Julyana Soelistyo and Jessica Lee Goldyn.
John Rando (“Urinetown”) directs and Warren Carlyle (“A Tale of Two Cities”) choreographs the 1944 tuner, with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Carlyle and Scott Wise will reproduce the original Jerome Robbins dance routines for the three numbers whose choreography survives.
Encores! staging of “On the Town” runs Nov. 19-23, concurrent with a city-wide fest honoring Bernstein’s 90th birthday.
Other upcoming offerings of the Encores! season are “Music in the Air” in February and “Finian’s Rainbow” in March.