Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production will begin performances Feb. 4, 2015, and continue through Feb. 8 at New York City Center.
Joining Tune will be Colin Donnell(Anything Goes, Violet), Danny Gardner (White Christmas, 42nd Street), Jeff Hiller (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost), Erin Mackey (Chaplin, Sondheim on Sondheim), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu), Richard Poe (All the Way, Nice Work If You Can Get It), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Wicked, Urinetown) and Kirsten Wyatt(Annie, Elf).
Lady, Be Good “tells the story of a penniless brother (Danny Gardner) and sister (Patti Murin) who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment. They resolve to marry for money, but love gets in the way, as it usually does. Before true love wins out, they encounter Mexican gangsters, crooked lawyers, wealthy socialites, and a song-and-dance man with fascinating rhythm (Tommy Tune).”
Lady, Be Good opened at the Liberty Theater Dec. 1, 1924, and ran for 330 performances, with Fred and Adele Astaire starring.
An actor, director and choreographer, Tune has performed in Seesaw and choreographed A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. His directing credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine and Grand Hotel. He starred in the 1969 film adaptation of “Hello, Dolly!”
The production will be choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! music director Rob Fisher, who has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins’ original score, will return as guest music director.
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