Encores! Paint Your Wagon Will Get a Cast Album

News   Encores! Paint Your Wagon Will Get a Cast Album Jack Viertel, artistic director of the New York City Center Encores! series, told a talk-back audience Saturday afternoon that the current revival of Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon will be recorded and released as a cast album.

Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine

Several of the Encores! revivals have had successful cast albums over the years, including Do Re Mi, Out of This World, Wonderful Town and Chicago.

Here is Playbill.com's original story on the production, which concludes Sunday:

Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine and Alexandra Socha co-star in the New York City Center Encores! staging of the 1951 Lerner and Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon, which is presented March 18-22.

Directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful) and choreographed by Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas), Paint Your Wagon features music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

Rob Berman is music director. Carradine (The Will Rogers Follies, Hands on a Hardbody) and Socha (Fun Home Off-Broadway),  co-star as father and daughter in the production.

The cast also features Jenni Barber, Robert Creighton, Caleb Damschroder, Justin Guarini, Nathaniel Hackmann, Robyn Hurder, Melissa van der Schyff, Scott Wakefield, William Youmans, Darien Crago, Steve Czarnecki, Nicolas Davila, Casey Garvin, Shonica Gooden, Timothy Hughes, Naomi Kakuk, Justin Keyes, Jenny Laroche, Melissa Hunter McCann, Harris Milgrim, Kevin Munhall, Kristin Piro, Robbie Roby, Jason Simon, Kevin Vortmann, Nicholas Ward and Mikey Winslow.

Read: How a Wrong Turn at the Lambs Club Introduced Lerner to Loewe, and An Anomaly Explained

Paint Your Wagon, according to Encores!, is "a rousing 1951 musical about a dreaming gold prospector (Carradine) whose daughter (Socha) finds gold—and love—changing their lives forever."

The musical, which preceded Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady and Camelot, opened on Broadway Nov. 12, 1951 and ran for 289 performances. Songs include "They Call the Wind Maria," "I Talk to the Trees" and "Wand'rin' Star."

For ticket information call (212) 581-1212 or visit NYCityCenter.org.

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