Luker & Gravitte Star in 'Encores!' Syracuse May 1-4

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Two of the theatre's more sought-after leading ladies, Debbie Gravitte (formerly Debbie Shapiro Gravitte) and Rebecca Luker, will join Whistle Down the Wind's Davis Gaines for the final City Center's Encores! presentation, May 1-4. Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse is the third "Great American Musical in Concert" this season, after critically-acclaimed productions of Sweet Adeline and Promises, Promises.

Two of the theatre's more sought-after leading ladies, Debbie Gravitte (formerly Debbie Shapiro Gravitte) and Rebecca Luker, will join Whistle Down the Wind's Davis Gaines for the final City Center's Encores! presentation, May 1-4. Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse is the third "Great American Musical in Concert" this season, after critically-acclaimed productions of Sweet Adeline and Promises, Promises.

The production will be directed by Susan H. Schulman (Violet and The Secret Garden), and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.

Gravitte, who won a Tony for her work in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, will have the role of Luce and get the chance to sing "He and She" and "Oh, Diogenes!" Luker, who thrilled audiences with her glorious soprano in The Secret Garden, will play Adriana and sing "Falling In Love With Love" and will join Gravitte and another rising star, Sarah Uriarte, on "Sing for Your Supper."

The complete cast list follows:

  Police Sergeant:                PATRICK QUINN  Duke of Ephesus:                ALLEN FITZPATRICK  Corporal:                       JOHN WILKERSON  Dromio of Ephesus:              MICHAEL McGRATH  Antipholus of Ephesus:          MALCOLM GETS   A Tailor:                       DANNY BURSTEIN   Antipholus of Syracuse:         DAVIS GAINES  Dromio of Syracuse:             MARIO CANTONE     A Merchant of Syracuse:         JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ   Luce:                           DEBBIE GRAVITTE  Adriana:                        REBECCA LUKER   Luciana:                        SARAH URIARTE  Sorcerer:                       JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ    Courtesan:                      JULIE HALSTON  Fatima, Secretary to Courtesan: RACHEL JONES   Angelo the Goldsmith:           MEL JOHNSON, JR.  A Merchant of Ephesus:          DANNY BURSTEIN   Seeress:                        MARIAN SELDES    Ladies of the Ensemble:         REBECCA EICHENBERGER, SUSAN EMERSON,                                  RACHEL JONES, SHERYL McCALLUM, ALET OURY  Dancers:                        SEAN GRANT, SEAN MARTIN HINGSTON, DARREN LEE,                                  LISA A. MAYER, CAROL LEE MEADOWS,                                   AMIEE TURNER  

The Boys from Syracuse will play five performances, beginning Thursday, May 1. For tickets and further information, call City Center CityTix at 212-581-1212. That's all for now. Happy diva-watching!

-- By Andrew Gans
e-mail me at andrew_gans@playbill.com

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