Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Will Head Cast of Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis' A Bed and a Chair

News   Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Will Head Cast of Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis' A Bed and a Chair
 
Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will head the cast of A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, a collaboration between Tony-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and jazz musician-composer Wynton Marsalis for New York City Center.

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Directed by Tony winner John Doyle and choreographed by Parker Esse, this Encores! Special Event will play the famed Manhattan venue Nov. 13-17.

In addition to frequent Sondheim interpreter Peters, the company will include jazz singer Cyrille Aimée, Meg Gillentine and Tyler Hanes. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and Doyle, the musical event features Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marsalis.

A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, presented by the combined forces of City Center’s Encores! program and Jazz at Lincoln Center, "celebrates love in New York and love of New York. Native Manhattanite Sondheim and adopted citizen Marsalis (originally from New Orleans) will compare musical notes on their shared passion for our city," according to press notes.

The program will feature more than two-dozen Sondheim compositions, each piece newly re-imagined by Marsalis. 

Further information is available at NYCityCenter.org and jalc.org.

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City Center’s annual Gala Benefit will take place on Nov. 14 and will include a post-performance dinner at the Plaza Hotel.

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