Photo Coverage: LoveMusik Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Graham Rowat was chosen as LoveMusik's winner of the Gypsy Robe. Rowat plays Otto and Allen Lake in the musical, which opened on May 3rd at the Biltmore Theatre.The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. Legally Blonde's Michelle Kittrell was the last performers to be chosen as the Gypsy Robe winner. Rowat's other Broadway credits include Dracula and Beauty and the Beast.
Suggested by the letters of Weill and Lenya, Manhattan Theatre Club's LoveMusik features a book by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, Parade). Musical staging is provided by Patricia Birch (A Little Night Music), and direction by 21-time Tony Award-winner Harold Prince (The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd). "LoveMusik follows the lives of the unlikeliest of lovers the brilliant, intellectual German composer Kurt Weill (Cerveris) and the woman who became his muse and star, Lotte Lenya (Murphy). LoveMusik is an epic romance, set in Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood, spanning 25 years in the lives of this complicated couple," state press notes.
The production stars Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy, and also features David Pittu (Bertolt Brecht) and John Scherer (George Davis), with Judith Blazer, Edwin Cahill, Herndon Lackey, Erik Liberman, Ann Morrison, Rachel Ulanet and Jessica Wright. LoveMusik features the lyrics of Maxwell Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Howard Dietz, Roger Fernay, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Maurice Magre, Ogden Nash, Elmer Rice and Kurt Weill.
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Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Graham Rowat with Michael Cerveris and cast members
Michael Cerveris and LoveMusik cast members
Assistant choreographer Deanna Dys and Graham Rowat