Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Melissa Errico, James Barbour & More Celebrate The Irish Rep in OLIVER!
Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre presented a concert performance of Lionel Bart's OLIVER! for its 2012 Annual Benefit Gala at The Shubert Theatre, helmed by Charlotte Moore. The all-star company was led by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony Award-winner for KISS ME, KATE, as Fagin; James Barbour (A TALE OF TWO CITIES) as Bil Sykes; and Tony-nominee Melissa Errico (AMOUR) as Nancy. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the evening and brings you photo coverage of the curtain call and post-celebration below!
OLIVER! debuted on Broadway in 1964, running 774 performances and winning three Tony Awards. In the famous show, an innocent orphan boy escapes the cruel workhouse and joins a gang of roving pickpocket street urchins who report to the cunning master pickpocket himself, the wily Fagin, who rules the filthy streets under London Bridge with a slippery hand. Nancy, the beautiful graduate of Fagin's "Academy," and her lover, Bill Sykes, an iconic villain in his prime, fight over the boy, with awful consequences. The iscore includes such favorites as "Food, Glorious Food," "As Long As He Needs Me," "Consider Yourself at Home," and "I'd Do Anything for You."
The evening celebrates the company's 24th season, which begin with the New York premiere of Èriu Dance Company's NOCTU last September, followed by the twice-extended 20th Anniversary production of Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Dylan Thomas's A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES IN CONCERT, Eugene O'Neill's BEYOND THE HORIZON, Paul Durcan's GIVE ME YOUR HAND, and its upcoming revival of George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN, set to open May 6.
For more on The Irish Rep, visit www.irishrep.org.Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
The company of Oliver