Obie Winner Barbara Vann Will Direct and Star in NYC Revival of Cole Porter's Fifty Million Frenchmen

News   Obie Winner Barbara Vann Will Direct and Star in NYC Revival of Cole Porter's Fifty Million Frenchmen
 
Fifty Million Frenchmen, Cole Porter's 1929 musical about Americans abroad — singing such lines as "do do that voodoo that you do so well" — will get revived in Manhattan by Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble.

Directed by Medicine Show artistic director, Obie winner Barbara Vann, performances are scheduled for Oct. 24-Nov. 18. Opening night is Oct. 27.

The cast will feature director Vann as well as Jarrod Bates, Cari Bell, Robert Bellsey, Mark J. Dempsey, Beth Griffith, Richard Gross, Michael Levi Harris, Renee Hermiz, Maria Hoffmann, Evan Kaplan, Richard Keyser, Gulshan Mia, Marvin Riggins and Becca Shimkin.

Musical director Bob Goldstone will conduct a live band that includes Jake Lloyd on keyboards.

Fifty Million Frenchmen has music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields. The plot, according to press notes, "revolves around the tale of an ex-pat American millionaire in Paris who, on a bet, must woo a young woman he adores while pretending to be penniless."

Performances are Wednesday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 4 PM. The theatre is located at 549 W. 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, near 11th Ave.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $14 for seniors and students and available from Smarttix at www.Smarttix.com or (212) 868-4444. For more information visit www.MedicineShowTheatre.org. 

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