Purnhagen also stars in the production, which features direction by Gene Castle and musical direction and arrangements by David Cook. Opening performance is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 3 PM. The production also boasts a seven-piece Latin band led by music director Cook. Michael and Barbara Ross produce.
Babalu-cy!, according to press notes, "takes a look at Arnaz' career from his tremendous success as a bandleader/singer to his relationship with America's favorite red-head.
Babalu-cy! debuted at the Metropolitan Room in July 2007, winning a 2008 Back Stage Bistro Award for Best Theme Show.
Show times are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.
The Actors Temple Theatre is located in Manhattan at 339 West 47th Street. Tickets, priced $35 and $55, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.