Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple
does all that and more, reshaping the myths of The Iliad
and The Odyssey
into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Despite its brief run, John Latouche and Jerome Moross’ “opera for Broadway” was hailed by critics and introduced the classic torch song “Lazy Afternoon.” Encores!
is delighted to present the ultimate cult musical to a new generation.
Directed by Michael Berresse
Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse
Starring: Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman, Ashley Brown, Alli Mauzey, and Mikaela Bennet
Show Times: Wednesday @7:30pm; Thursday @7:30pm; Friday @8pm; Saturday @2pm and 8pm; Sunday @2pm and 7pm
Tickets from $35nycitycenter.org/GoldenApple