Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar Cast in Encores! Bells Are Ringing

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Three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase will star in the City Center Encores! production of Bells Are Ringing, which will play the Manhattan venue Nov. 18-21. O'Hara will play the role of Ella Peterson with Chase as Jeffrey Moss.

Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara

The cast also features Dylan Baker (Inspector Barnes), Bobby Cannavale (Blake Barton), Judy Kaye (Sue Summers), Brad Oscar (Dr. Kitchell), David Pittu (Sandor Prantz), Danny Rutigliano (Francis), Jeffrey Schecter (Carl) and John C. Vennema (Larry Hastings).

The first Encores! production of the season will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Rob Berman.

Bells Are Ringing has music by Jule Styne and book and lyrics by Betty Comden. In the musical, according to press notes, "a lonely young woman can’t help getting involved in the lives of her answering service clients. When she falls for a man she has met only by voice, classic 1950s mayhem ensues."

Song titles include “Just in Time,” “The Party’s Over,” “I Met a Girl” and “Long Before I Knew You."

The original production opened at the Shubert Theater on Nov. 29, 1956, and played a total of 924 performances. The musical was directed by Jerome Robbins; dance and musical numbers were staged by Robbins and Bob Fosse. The show won Tony Awards for its stars Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin.

Tickets for Encores! 2010-11 season are available at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th avenues), through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.NYCityCenter.org. Tickets for the Orchestra, Grand Tier and Mid-Mezzanine are $100; tickets for the Rear Mezzanine and Front Gallery are $50; tickets for the Rear Gallery are $25.

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The Encores! season will continue with Lost in the Stars (Feb. 3-6, 2011) and Where's Charley? (March 17-20, 2011).

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