Jarrod Emick, Alison Fraser, Liz Larsen, Darcie Roberts, Guy Stroman and Ed Dixon will be featured in a concert presentation of the rarely-seen 1931 Rodgers & Hart musical "America's Sweetheart," being presented Dec. 10 and 11 by Theatre Off Park in New York.
The off-Broadway company is devoting its 1995-96 season to presenting five obscure Rodgers & Hart musicals whose librettos and scores have recently been restored by the theatre, in association with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Library.
Aside from "I've Got Five Dollars" and the occasionally-anthologized "I Want a Man," A Lady Must Live" and "There's So Much More," the score has rarely been heard since the original production. The show was presented in a concert version recently by 42nd Street Moon in San Francisco as part of its Hammerstein and Hart centenary season.
The production represents several New York returns for the featured performers: Darcy Roberts will make her first professional appearance since the abrupt Florida closing of "Busker Alley." Emick (also currently working on the new William Finn musical "Muscle") will make his first New York appearance since his Tony-winning performance in "Damn Yankees."
Performances are at 8 PM both nights at the 224 Waverly Place theatre in Greenwich Village. Tickets cost $30. For information: (212) 307-4100. The next Hart show in the series will be "Too Many Girls" Feb. 11-12.