Directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills with musical direction by James Stenborg, the cast of the Cole Porter musical features Mary Van Arsdel, Kevin Kraft, Jennifer Evans, David Edwards, Robyne Parrish, Gina Milo, John Coughlan and Selby Brown. Performances will continue through April 27.
In Paris, press notes state, "Mrs. Cora Sabbott (Mary Van Arsdel), an imperious Massachusetts matron, descends on Paris to thwart the 'unsuitable' marriage of her son Andrew (Kevin Kraft) to Vivienne Roland (Jennifer Evans), the darling of the Paris stage. Guy Pennel (David Edwards), Vivienne's devoted dancing partner also schemes to end the engagement. When Cora seems to succumb to the uninhibiting influence of alcohol and Guy's roguish charms, Andrew is both shocked and driven into the arms of a more appropriate match - Cora's traveling companion, the prim Brenda Kay (Robyne Parrish). By the final curtain, Vivienne and Guy recognize their love, and her saucy English maid (Gina Milo), her manager (John Coughlan) and American band-leader (Selby Brown) couldn't be happier."
Songs from the 1928 musical include ""Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love," "Don't Look at Me That Way," "Let's Misbehave," "Quelque Chose," "Heaven Hop" and "Dizzy Baby."
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM, Wednesday and Friday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
The McGinn/Cazale Theatre is located in Manhattan at 2162 Broadway, between 76th and 77th Streets, on the 3rd Floor. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. *
Mel Miller is the producer of the Musicals Tonight! series.