Encores! Where's Charley? to Feature Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin
By Andrew Gans
Tony nominees Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin will star in Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11 season, according to a show spokesperson.
Directed by John Doyle, the production will play the famed Manhattan venue March 17-20. Alex Sanchez will choreograph with musical direction by Rob Berman.
Where’s Charley?, which is based on Brandon Thomas's "Charley's Aunt," has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.
Additional casting and creative team members will be announced shortly.
Rebecca Luker, most recently on Broadway in Mary Poppins, earned Tony nominations for her performance in the aforementioned Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical as well as Show Boat and The Music Man. She has also been seen on Broadway in Nine, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera. Luker also appeared with Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn in the Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim's Passion.
A Tony Award nominee for his performances in Anything Goes and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, McGillin has also appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman, She Loves Me, The Secret Garden and Sunday in the Park with George. On the London stage he starred in Mack and Mabel, and his solo recording is titled "Howard McGillin: Where Time Stands Still." McGillin also starred in the Chicago and D.C. productions of Sondheim and John Weidman's Bounce.
Tickets are available at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.NYCityCenter.org.
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