The Verdict: Critics Review Encores! Lady, Be Good, Starring Tony Winner Tommy Tune

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Encores! Lady, Be Good, Starring Tony Winner Tommy Tune
 
The opening production of New York City Center’s 2015 Encores! season, George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, plays the famed Manhattan venue through Feb. 8.
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The cast features Douglas Sills (J. Watterson Watkins), Tommy Tune (Jeff), Colin Donnell (Jack Robinson), Danny Gardner (Dick Trevor), Jeff Hiller (Bertie Bassett), Erin Mackey (Shirley Vernon), Patti Murin (Susie Trevor), Richard Poe (Rufus Parke/Manuel Estrada), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Josephine Vanderwater) and Kirsten Wyatt (Daisy Parke).

Lady, Be Good is directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! music director Rob Fisher returns as guest music director, and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins’ original score.

Lady, Be Good, according to press notes, "tells the story of a penniless brother (Danny Gardner) and sister (Patti Murin) who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment. They resolve to marry for money, but love gets in the way, as it usually does. Before true love wins out, they encounter Mexican gangsters, crooked lawyers, wealthy socialites, and a song-and-dance man with fascinating rhythm (Tommy Tune)."

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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