Tony-Nominated Scarlet Pimpernel Star Joins Cast of Encores! Lady, Be Good

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Douglas Sills, the Tony-nominated star of The Scarlet Pimpernel, has joined the cast of the upcoming production of George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center’s 2015 Encores! season. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 4-8.

Douglas Sills
Douglas Sills

Sills, who will play J. Watterson Watkins, joins the previously announced 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 will be directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! music director Rob Fisher will return 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 musical opened at the Liberty Theater on Dec. 1, 1924, and ran for 330 performances. It has music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin with a book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson. The original production starred Fred and Adele Astaire.

For ticket information call (212) 581-1212 or visit www.NYCityCenter.org.

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