Thoroughly Modern Millie Taps Into Brooklyn Jan. 31

News   Thoroughly Modern Millie Taps Into Brooklyn Jan. 31 The Tony-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring Alison Luff, opens at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn Jan. 31.

Alison Luff, who appeared in the Gallery Players production of Like You Like It, stars in the title role of the musical about a young Midwestern girl who arrives in New York City during the roaring twenties.

Luff is joined onstage by David Rossetti as Jimmy Smith, Andy Planck as Trevor Graydon, Justine Campbell-Elliott as Mrs. Meers, Debra Thais Evans as Muzzy van Hossmere and Amy Grass as Miss Dorothy Brown.

Millie also features Rebecca Dealy, Kristin Donnelly, Angelyn Faust, Ryan Finley, Roy Flores, Megan Kane, Lauren Kay, Katie Kester, Lorinne Lampert, George Papas, Jay Paranada, Drew Pournelle, Frank Sansone and Jill Sesso.

The Brooklyn production of the 1920's-set musical, under the direction of Neal J. Freeman, runs through Feb. 22.

Thoroughly Modern Millie has a book by Richard Henry Morris, music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan. The popular musical based on the 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews features the songs "Not for the Life of Me," "Only in New York," "Forget About the Boy," "Gimme Gimme" and the title song. The production has choreography by Katie Pettit and musical direction by David Fletcher. Designing Millie are Ann Bartek (set design), Megan Q. Dudley (costume design) and Ryan Bauer (lighting design). Lilli Wosk is the assistant musical director.

For further information or to purchase tickets, call (718) 595-0547 or visit www.galleryplayers.com.

The Gallery Players is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 199 14th Street. Those in Manhattan can reach the theatre by taking the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.

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The Gallery Players, a Brooklyn theatrical institution, boasts numerous Broadway folk among its alumni, including Harvey Fierstein (A Catered Affair, Hairspray, Torch Song Trilogy), Jennifer Barnhart (Avenue Q), Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Diedre Goodwin (A Chorus Line, Chicago), Seth Rudetsky (Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox), Garrett Long (The Spitfire Grill) and John Rando (director of Broadway's Urinetown and The Wedding Singer).

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