In the video above, Brandon Uranowitz and James Snyder perform “We’ll Take a Glass Together” from New York City Center’s Encores! presentation of Grand Hotel, which continues through March 25.
Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the cast is led by two-time Tony nominee Uranowitz as Otto Kringelein, Snyder as Baron Felix von Gaigern, Heléne Yorke as Flaemmchen, and former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko as Elizaveta Grushinskaya.
They are joined by Tony nominee John Dossett, Junior Cervila, John Clay III, Natascia Diaz, Guadalupe Garcia, Nehal Joshi, James T. Lane, Jamie LaVerdiere, Eric Leviton, Robert Montano, Kevin Pariseau, William Ryall, and Daniel Yearwood.
Rounding out the company are ensemble members Aaron J. Albano, Matt Bauman, Kate Chapman, Sara Esty, Hannah Florence, Richard Gatta, Emily Kelly, Andrew Kruep, Kelly Methven, Harris Milgrim, Adam Roberts, Christopher Trepinski, and Sharrod Williams.
Watch the second half of “We’ll Take a Glass Together” as well as several other musical numbers, below:
“The Grand Parade”:
Encores! Music Director Rob Berman conducts the seven performances.
The musical, featuring a book by Luther Davis and a score by Robert Wright and George Forrest (with additional songs by Maury Yeston), opened on Broadway in 1989, going on to play over a thousand performances. Set in the opulent lobby of a prestigious Berlin hotel, the musical features an ever-revolving door or colorful characters, including the faded ballerina Grushinskaya, a bookkeeper in his last days, and a secretary who dreams of Hollywood stardom.