MasterVoices’ presentation of George and Ira Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing plays Carnegie Hall November 2 at 7 PM. CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca narrates the evening. Take a look at an exclusive rehearsal clip above.
The cast features Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham as President John P. Wintergreen, Tony nominee Denée Benton as Mary Turner, Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin as Vice President Alexander Throttlebottom, Fred Applegate as Francis X. Gilhooley, Tony nominee David Pittu as the French Ambassador, Tony winner Chuck Cooper as Matthew Fulton, Tony nominee Brad Oscar as Louis Lippman, Richard J. Miller, Jr., Esq. as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Anna Landy as Miss Benson, and Rhett Guter as Jenkins.
The first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize, Of Thee I Sing is a satiric tale of “truth, justice and corn muffins that skewers the electoral process.” With a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind—written during the time of their association with the Marx Brothers—the production features hits such as “Love Is Sweeping the Country” and “Who Cares.”
An additional performance of Of Thee I Sing will be held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post November 4 at 8 PM.
Tony winner Ted Sperling conducts the performances with musical staging by Andrew Palermo.
Tickets for the Carnegie Hall performance, priced $20-$155, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh Avenue, by calling (212) 247-7800, or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website at CarnegieHall.org.
(Updated November 2, 2017)