Irma La Douce 1960

Opened: September 29, 1960

Irma La Douce - 1960 - Broadway History , Info & More

Plymouth Theatre
236 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

Irma la douce is a 1956 French musical with music by Marguerite Monnot and lyrics and book by Alexandre Breffort. The musical premiered in Paris in 1956, and was subsequently produced in the West End in 1958 and on Broadway, by David Merrick, in 1960. The English lyrics and book (1958) are by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman.

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ADG Gallery 800 presents THE GOLDEN BRUSH: A TRIBUTE TO DUNCAN ALANSON SPENCER
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The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, starring Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, and Malcolm Gets runs for seven performances continuing through May 11, 2014. Irma La Douce is directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call!

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE with Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure & More
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The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, starring Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, and Malcolm Gets will runs for seven performances, beginning tonight, May 7, and continuing through May 11, 2014. Irma La Douce is directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast on stage, just in time for opening night!

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The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, featuring Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, and Malcolm Gets will run for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Irma La Douce is directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action in time for opening night!

Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, featuring Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, andMalcolm Gets will run for seven performances, beginning tonight, May 7 and playing through May 11, 2014. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman.

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by Tyler Peterson - Apr 30, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, featuring Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, and Malcolm Gets will run for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Below, The company met the press last week, but you can check out the first photos of the whole cast together below!

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by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014, will star Rob McClure and Jennifer Bowles. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. The cast just met the press, and you can check out interviews with the company below, plus preview a couple scenes from the show!

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Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director.

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Christmas Child
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Irma La Douce has had 7 productions including Paris which opened in 1956, West End which opened in 1958, Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1960, US Tour which opened in 1962, West End which opened in 1979 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.
Best Musical , , Best Choreography for Onna White, Best Conductor and Musical Director for Stanley LebowskyBest Costume Design of a Musical for Rolf Gerard and Best Direction of a Musical for Peter Brook.

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