Prince, Alexander, Hilty, Weber, Lewis Nixon and Ballard Among Starry Roster for Reprise's Richard Rodgers Celebration Events
Reprise Theatre Company will present a month-long Richard Rodgers Celebration October 2-November 2 in a variety of venues across Los Angeles. The roster of talent involved continues to grow. Faith Prince, Megan Hilty, Steven Weber, Vicki Lewis, David Burnham, Amir Talai, Kaye Ballard, Charmian Carr, Nancy Dussault, Patricia Morison, Marni Nixon, Constance Towers, Meg Gillentine, Kim Mikesell, Candy Olsen, Jeffry Denman, John Todd, Sal Vassallo, Richard Bermudez, Sarah Bermudez, Terry Bibb, Susanne Blakeslee, Michael Kostroff, Jennifer Paz and Jose Llama are all announced to participate in the Celebration.
Faith Prince, Megan Hilty, Steven Weber, Vicki Lewis, David Burnham and Amir Talai have been announced for the staged reading of "Two by Two," Rodgers' rarely performed 1970 musical starring Reprise artistic director Jason Alexander as Noah and directed by David Lee -- November 1 and 2 at Gindi Auditorium at American Jewish University.
Kaye Ballard, Charmian Carr, Nancy Dussault, Patricia Morison, Marni Nixon and Constance Towers join previously announced Karen Morrow for "Nothin' Like a Dame," a program of Rodgers' leading ladies singing their songs, and reminiscing about their roles in his musicals, directed by John Rubinstein October 25 at the El Portal Theatre.
"A Grand Night for Dancing," an evening of dance choreographed by Reprise resident choreographer Lee Martino including "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" - October 22 and 23 at The Broad Stage, will feature Jeffry Denman, Meg Gillentine, Kim Mikesell, Candy Olsen, John Todd, and Sal Vassallo.
"Rodgers & Hart & Hammerstein," a new musical revue directed by Larry Raben exploring the contrast in Rodgers' collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein October 18 at El Portal Theatre, will feature Richard Bermudez, Sarah Bermudez, Terry Bibb, Susanne Blakeslee, and Michael Kostroff.
"Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Asia" - a symposium exploring the successes and controversies in Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals -- "The King and I," "South Pacific," and "Flower Drum Song," will be moderated by playwright David Henry Hwang, author of the Broadway revival production of "Flower Drum Song" and feature performances by Jennifer Paz and Jose Llama. Presented in association with East West Players - October 5 at David Henry Hwang Theater.