McLane, Dvorsky, Goodwin Features in Cape Playhouse World

News   McLane, Dvorsky, Goodwin Features in Cape Playhouse World Broadway veterans Ana Maria Andricain, George Dvorsky, Deidre Goodwin, Judy McLane and John Scherer star in the Cape Playhouse's current rendition of the John Kander and Fred Ebb revue And the World Goes ‘Round.

The production, which began at the classic summer stock theatre in Dennis, MA, on Aug. 16, will run until Aug. 28.

Andricain was most recently seen on Broadway in By Jeeves, as was Scherer. Dvorsky's credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel and Passion. McLane was in Broadway's Chess and was just announced to join Mamma Mia!. Goodwin has been seen in several recent Broadway offerings, including Nine, Never Gonna Dance and The Boys From Syracuse.

With direction by Scott Ellis and choreography by Susan Stroman, And the World Goes ‘Round opened at the Westside Theatre March 18, 1991, where it played through March 1992. The original Off-Broadway cast included Robert Cuccioli, Karen Mason, Brenda Pressley, Jim Walton and Karen Ziemba. Song titles included “All That Jazz,” “Mr. Cellophane,” “Grass Is Always Greener,” “Colored Lights,” “A Quiet Thing,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Sara Lee,” “Sometimes a Day Goes By” and “Coffee in a Cardboard Cup.”

The Playhouse was founded by Raymond Moore. A former Unitarian Meeting House, the quaint, white shingled, 600-seat theatre features a wrap-around balcony. The theatre opened in 1927 with a production of The Guardsman starring Basil Rathbone. Among the many noteworthy productions to be staged there over the years was a 1937 Hamlet starring Eva LeGallienne in the title role and Uta Hagen, in her professional debut, as Ophelia. Bette Davis, who spent teenage summers on Cape Cod, acted there, as did Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes and Gertrude Lawrence, who met and married her husband Richard Aldrich (who ran the theatre for many years) at the Playhouse. Shirley Booth acted there so often, she kept her Oscar there.

The Cape Playhouse is located in Dennis, MA, at 820 Route 6A. For more information, call (508) 385-3911.