Featuring choreography by Peter Martins, the production, according to the NYCB website, is "a tribute to Richard Rodgers, where "four elegant ladies…in chic black and white gowns splashed with red and the Art Deco style café scenery provide a nostalgic setting for…a glamorous salute to an elegant era."
Glen Kelly penned the arrangements for such Rodgers tunes as "Where or When," "My Heart Stood Still," "Getting to Know You," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and "Isn't It Romantic?"
The evening of ballets also includes George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and the Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet. Mike McGowan has been seen on Broadway in The Producers and The Apple Tree and Off-Broadway in The Body Beautiful. He also played Fred Graham and Petruchio in the Paper Mill Playhouse's recent production of Kiss Me, Kate.
Betsy Wolfe was recently seen in the New York Philharmonic's staging of Camelot. She was seen on Broadway in 110 in the Shade and in the San Francisco and Boston companies of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Wolfe plays Daisy in the Roundabout Theatre Company's current workshop of Side Show, directed by Bill Condon.
Remaining show times at the New York State Theater are June 18 and 19 at 8 PM, June 24 at 7:30 PM and June 26 at 8 PM. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.nycballet.com or by calling (212) 870-5570.