Critics Review Encores! Do I Hear a Waltz?

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Encores! Do I Hear a Waltz? Melissa Errico stars in a rare revival of the Rodgers and Sondheim musical.
Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell
Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell Joan Marcus

Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico plays the searching-for-love Leona, and the operatically trained Richard Troxell plays the suave Italian Renato Di Rossi in a revival of the musical Do I Hear a Waltz?, being presented through May 15 as part of the Encores! series at New York City Center.

The rarely produced 1965 musical, the only collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, also features Claybourne Elder, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Sarah Stiles, Nacy Opel, Michael Rosen and Richard Poe. Do I Hear a Waltz?, which opened March 18, 1965, and ran 220 performances, has never been revived on Broadway.

The critics are filing their reviews. Playbill.com is collecting them for our readers and will continue to update this list as the reviews come in.

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Directed by Evan Cabnet (Broadway's Thérèse Raquin), the production has an ensemble that includes Kristine Bendul, Kristine Covillo, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark and Alex Wong.

According to production notes, “Do I Hear a Waltz? tells the romantic tale of Leona Samish (Errico), a middle-class American woman who uses her meager savings for a long-dreamed-of trip to Venice, where she finds love, life, and her truest self.”

The show has choreography by Chase Brock and music direction by Rob Berman.

Watch star Melissa Errico sing the title song in rehearsal above.

Tickets can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or in person at the City Center box office at 131 West 55th Street, Manhattan.

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