Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, opens its production of Fifty Million Frenchmen next week, with music and lyrics by the great Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields. Previews are set for Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Opening night is Saturday, Oct. 27 and the closing performance is on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!

Bob Goldstone has joined the production as musical director. He was the pianist for Evita and asst. musical director of Charlie and Algernon on Broadway. Other NYC credits include musical director of My Sinatra Off-Broadway and pianist for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Medicine Show artistic director Obie-award winner Barbara Vann will appear in and directs the show. Other cast members are Jarrod Bates, Cari Bell, Robert Bellsey, Mark J. Dempsey, Beth Griffith, Richard Gross, Michael Levi Harris, Maria Hoffmann, EVan Kaplan, Richard Keyser, Gulshan Mia, Marvin Riggins, and Becca Shimkin.

This was Cole Porter's first successful full-length score. It includes hits like You Do Something to Me, You've Got That Thing and Find Me a Primitive Man. The show originally opened at Broadway's Lyric Theatre, just one month after the stock market crash of 1929, and was designed to be enormous fun. At the time, fellow great song writer Irving Berlin called it, "The best musical comedy I've seen in years." The title is a reference to a hit song, not by Cole Porter, called Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong. The plot revolves around the tale of an ex-pat American millionaire in Paris who, on a bet, must woo a young woman he adores while pretending to be penniless.

Performances are scheduled for Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. There are no performances on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. The theatre is located at 549 W. 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, near 11th Ave., New York, NY, subway C/E 50th St. For tickets and more information, log onto the company's website at www.MedicineShowTheatre.org.

Photo Credit: John Quilty

Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN

Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
The Cast of FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN

Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
The Cast of FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN

Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
The Cast of FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN

Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN


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