Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan Join Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim & Wynton Marsalis' A BED AND A CHAIR: A NEW YORK LOVE AFFAIR
Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan will join Cyrille Aimée and Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, a new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle,and will run for seven performances, November 13 - 17 at City Center.
The cast will include Cyrille Aimée, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis and Bernadette Peters with dancers Meg Gillentine, Tyler Hanes, Grasan Kingsberry andElizabeth Parkinson.
A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, presented by the combined forces of City Center's Encores! program and Jazz at Lincoln Center, celebrates love inNew York and love of New York. Native Manhattanite Sondheim and adopted citizen Marsalis (originally from New Orleans) and compared musical notes on their shared passion for our city in a program that features more than two dozen Sondheim compositions, each piece newly re-imagined by the unique musical sensibility of Marsalis and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair is the second production of the City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center producing partnership that began in 2011 with the acclaimed Cotton Club Parade, a celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub. The show returned to City Center for a limited run in 2012 and is now headed to Broadway with a new title, After Midnight, for a November 3, 2013 opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
City Center's annual Gala Benefit will take place on Thursday, November 14 and will include a post-performance dinner at the Plaza Hotel.