First Look: Brandon Uranowitz and Heléne Yorke Preview Grand Hotel at Encores!

Video   First Look: Brandon Uranowitz and Heléne Yorke Preview Grand Hotel at Encores!
The fabled musical returns to New York for the first time since its 1989 Broadway debut.

The 1989 Broadway musical Grand Hotel returns to New York next week for a March 21–25 run at City Center Encores! Among the cast are two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz as Otto Kringelein, Heléne Yorke as Flaemmchen, James Snyder as Baron Felix von Gaigern, and former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko as Elizaveta Grushinskaya.

The production, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, will also feature Tony nominee John Dossett, Junior Cervila, John Clay III, Natascia Diaz, Guadalupe Garcia, Nehal Joshi, James T. Lane, Jamie LaVerdiere, Eric Leviton, Robert Montano, Kevin Pariseau, William Ryall, and Daniel Yearwood.

The cast offered a special preview for the press March 13, including Uranowitz’s moving first-act ballad, “At the Grand Hotel,” and Yorke’s show-stopping number, “I Want to Go to Hollywood.”

Rounding out the company are ensemble members Aaron J. Albano, Matt Bauman, Kate Chapman, Sara Esty, Hannah Florence, Richard Gatta, Emily Kelly, Andrew Kruep, Kelly Methven, Harris Milgrim, Adam Roberts, Christopher Trepinski, and Sharrod Williams.

Encores! Music Director Rob Berman will conduct the seven performances.

The musical, featuring a book by Luther Davis and a score by Robert Wright and George Forrest (with additional songs by Maury Yeston), opened on Broadway in 1989, going on to play over a thousand performances. Set in the opulent lobby of a prestigious Berlin hotel, the comedy features an ever-revolving door of colorful characters, including the faded ballerina Grushinskaya, a bookkeeper in his last days, and a secretary who dreams of Hollywood stardom.

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