The Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical will play the famed New York venue April 8-11. Murphy will play Mayor Cora Hoover Hooper (the role created by Angela Lansbury) with Foster as Fay Apple (the role originated by the late Lee Remick). The Drowsy Chaperone's Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph the production with musical direction by Rob Berman.
Additional casting and complete creative team will be announced at a later time.
Donna Murphy received Tony Awards for her performances in Stephen Sondheim's Passion and the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. Her other Broadway credits include Lovemusik, Wonderful Town, They're Playing Our Song, The Human Comedy and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
With a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents, Anyone Can Whistle opened at the Majestic Theatre April 4, 1964, with a cast led by multi-Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury, Lee Remick, Harry Guardino, Gabriel Dell, Arnold Soboloff, James Frawley, Peg Murray, Don Doherty, Sterling Clark, Harvey Evans, Larry Roquemore and Tucker Smith. Although the musical played but 21 performances, the Sondheim score contained several thrilling songs: “Me and My Town,” “There Won’t Be Trumpets,” “Anyone Can Whistle,” “Everybody Says Don’t” and “With So Little To Be Sure Of.”
For tickets call (212) 581-1212 or visit www.nycitycenter.org.