By Ernio Hernandez
and Adam Hetrick
19 Nov 2009
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks stages the 1930 classic, which served as the basis for the 1992 Tony-winning musical Crazy for You. The show runs Nov. 19-22 at City Center.
Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow) choreographs, with musical direction by Rob Fisher.
Gasteyer, who currently appears in the Broadway revival of The Royal Family, portrays Frisco Kate Fothergill – the role originated by Ethel Merman. Knight (Chicago) is cast as cab driver Gieber Goldfarb, with Kudisch as Slick Fothergill, Diamantopoulos (Les Miserables, The Full Monty) as Danny Churchill, Newton ("Ugly Betty") as Molly Gray, Mylinda Hull (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Patsy West, Richard Poe (Cry-Baby) as Jake Howell, Daniel Stewart Sherman (Desire Under the Elms) as Lank Sanders and Gregory Wooddell (Some Men) as Tom Mason.
The Encores! concert staging has sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound by Scott Lehrer.
The musical includes the Gershwin classics "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me" and "Bidin' My Time." The original production opened at the Alvin Theatre on Oct. 14, 1930 and ran for 272 performances.
Tickets are available by visiting the New York City Center box office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or online at NYCityCenter.