PHOTO CALL: The Dead's Ripley, Skinner, Howe And Nixon Celebrate Jan. 11 Opening With Garber

News   PHOTO CALL: The Dead's Ripley, Skinner, Howe And Nixon Celebrate Jan. 11 Opening With Garber Left to right, Sally Ann Howes and Marni Nixon, famous for giving her singing voice to the movies of "The King And I" and "My Fair Lady," and Side Show's Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner are among The Dead - James Joyce's, that is. Standing with Howe and Nixon is Broadway's Victor Garber (Art, "Annie").

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Left to right, Sally Ann Howes and Marni Nixon, famous for giving her singing voice to the movies of "The King And I" and "My Fair Lady," and Side Show's Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner are among The Dead - James Joyce's, that is. Standing with Howe and Nixon is Broadway's Victor Garber (Art, "Annie"). The Dead, drawn from Joyce's collection, "Dubliners," is set at the Christmastime party of Gabriel's music-loving aunts. A song sung at the holiday party revives wife Gretta's buried memories of a boy she loved as a teenager and who died young. As Gabriel (Christopher Walken) listens to Gretta (Blair Brown) relate the tale of her early love, he realizes a man he never knew has had a grip on his wife's imagination for years. Gabriel grapples with the revelation that the dead -- even the unknown dead -- never release their hold on the living. The musical runs at the Belasco through Feb. 20.

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