Irving first took a Broadway stage in 1943 (Oklahoma!) and he's slated to appear in the City Center Encores! presentation of Kander & Ebb's 70, Girls, 70 March 30-April 2.
As a tribute to the enduring, Tony Award-winning 83-year-old actor, Musicals Tonight! will revive shows with which he was associated: Irene (he'll reprise his Tony Award-winning role Madame Lucy), Kander & Ebb's The Happy Time (he played Philippe in 1968 and will appear in the concert revival as Grandpere), Shinbone Alley and Me and My Girl.
Irving will kick off the 2006-2007 season playing Lady Bracknell in Ernest in Love, singing "A Handbag is Not a Proper Mother."
Musicals Tonight! revived two other George S. Irving vehicles in the past: So Long, 174th Street and That's the Ticket. He appeared in the troupe's Roar of the Greasepaint and The Chocolate Soldier.
Mel Miller is the artistic director of Musicals Tonight! For more information, visit www.musicalstonight.org.