Directed by James Stenborg, the little-known Jerome Kern musical will play Off-Broadway's McGinn/Cazale Theatre through March 15. Thomas Sabella-Mills choreographs.
The cast includes Mark Woodard as Gripps, Jackson Ross Best, Jr. as Gravvins, Patricia Noonan as Effie, Scott Guthrie as Jim, Nanne Puritz as Marilynn, Celia Tackaberry as Marchioness Harrogate, Justin Sayre as Marquis, Michael Wolland as Harry Zona, Kate Marilley as Lily, Tia Zorne as Little Ada, Ben Franklin as March, Marni Buckner as April and Allen Lewis Rickman as Feloosi.
Kern collaborated with P.G. Wodehouse and Anne Caldwell on Cabaret Girl, which played London's West End for 450 performances in the 1920's but never came to Broadway.
In Cabaret Girl, press notes state, "the producers of The All-Night Follies - Gravvins & Gripps - act as cupids and try to bring together an ordinary working girl and her high-born 'intended' against the wishes of his family - and succeed." Songs include "You Want the Best Seats, We Have 'Em," "Whoop-De-Oodle-Do," "Dear Old London," "Shimmy with Me," "London, Dear Old London," "Dancing Time," "Chopin Ad-Lib," "Nerves" and "Looking All Over for You."
For tickets, priced $20, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.