The City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, featuring Jennifer Bowles and Tony Award nominee Rob McClure, concluded its engagement May 11. Playbill.com has exclusive photos of the final curtain and cast party.
Irma La Douce, according to press notes, is "the tale of a Parisian lady of the evening (Jen Bowles) and the law student (Rob McClure) who falls in love with her." It has music by Marguerite Monnot and English book and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman, with original book and lyrics by Alexandre Breffort.
After a three-year run in Paris, an English-language version of Irma La Douce, directed by Peter Brook, enjoyed success first in London and then on Broadway. It opened at the Plymouth Theatre Sept. 29, 1960, and ran for 524 performances. The score produced one standard, “Our Language of Love,” and also features “The Valse Millieu” and “Dis Donc.”