Bernadette Peters Stars in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis' A Bed and a Chair, Beginning Nov. 13
By Andrew Gans
Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters stars in 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, which begins its limited engagement at New York City Center Nov. 13.
Directed by Tony winner John Doyle and choreographed by Parker Esse, this Encores! Special Event plays the famed Manhattan venue through Nov. 17.
The cast also boasts Tony nominees Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan, Cyrille Aimée and dancers Meg Gillentine, Tyler Hanes, Grasan Kingsberry and Elizabeth Parkinson.
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. David Loud is the musical supervisor.
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 features more than two-dozen Sondheim compositions, each piece newly re-imagined by Marsalis.
The creative team also includes scenic consultant John Lee Beatty, costume consultant Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Ken Billington, sound designer Scott Lehrer and projection designer Steve Channon.
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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