They Love Paris in the Summer: Can-Can, With Glory Crampton and Tony Lawson, Kicks Up Its Heels Aug. 30

By Adam Hetrick
August 30, 2012

Glory Crampton falls in love with Paris as Pistache in the Westchester Broadway Theatre production of Cole Porter's Can-Can, which begins performances Aug. 30.



Richard Stafford directs and choreographs the classic that features such songs as "I Love Paris," "It's All Right With Me" and "C'est Magnifique." Can-Can has a book by Abe Burrows and a score by Porter. Performances will continue through Oct. 7.

Crampton (Phantom, Nine) is joined by Tony Lawson (Les Miserables) as Aristide, Lauralyn McClelland as Claudine, Patrick Richwood as Boris, Charles West as Hilaire, William McCauley as Paul, Michael Linden as Hercule, Joshua Phan-Gruber as Etienne and Todd MacIntyre as Theophile.

The ensemble includes Bjorn Bolinder, Karolina Blonski, Courtney Chilton, Laura Elizabeth Henning, Chloe Hurst, Darrell T. Joe, Peter Marinos, Kaitlin Niewoehner, Elliot Reiland, Tim Roller and Marguerite Willbanks.

According to WBT, "The story revolves around the lovely Pistache, who owns the only café that features the sexy and provocative Can-Can. She spars with Aristide Forestier, a self-righteous judge, determined to close all Parisian dance halls."

Can-Can has set design by John Farrell, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, sound design by Jonathan Hatton and costume design by Loren Shaw. Craig Barna is musical director.

For tickets call (914) 592-2222 or visit BroadwayTheatre.