BWW TV: Meet the Company of Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Plus Performance Preview!
Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014, will star Rob McClure and Jennifer Bowles. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. The cast just met the press, and you can check out interviews with the company below, plus preview a couple scenes from the show!
The complete cast includes Sam Bolen, Jennifer Bowles, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Malcolm Gets, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, Rob McClure and Chris Sullivan with Joseph Medeiros, Joseph Simeone, Manuel Stark and Caleb Teicher.
Encores! breaks the mold with its first musical not written on American soil with Irma La Douce, the tale of a Parisian lady of the evening (Jennifer Bowles) and the law student (Rob McClure) who falls in love with her. It has music byMarguerite Monnot and English book and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman, with original book and lyrics by Alexandre Breffort.
After a three-year run in Paris, an English-language version of Irma La Douce, directed by Peter Brook, enjoyed tremendous success first in London and then on Broadway. It opened at the Plymouth Theatre on September 29, 1960 and ran for 524 performances. The score produced one standard, "Our Language of Love," and also features "The Valse Millieu" and "Dis Donc."
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