The cast will feature "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" star Sally Ann Howes as well as The Little Mermaid's Sierra Boggess, Tony nominee Marin Mazzie, Tony winner Dick Latessa, theatre veteran Walter Charles, Anne L. Nathan, Tom Alan Robbins and Tony nominee Douglas Sills. Gary Griffin will direct. Music in the Air, which features music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, has been restored by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. The musical, according to press notes, "is a musical romance, with the wit and elegance of an Ernst Lubitsch film. It's the story of a Bavarian music teacher (Robbins), his beautiful young daughter (Boggess), and the daughter's suitor, who travel to the big, bad city of Munich where they encounter a cast of self-involved, egotistical theater folk who promise them fame, fortune and romance. Marin Mazzie and Douglas Sills play a Diva (Mazzie) and an operetta librettist (Sills) who take the young couple under their wings (and claws)."
Songs include "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star" and "The Song Is You."
Rob Berman will music direct and conduct.
Show times are Feb. 5, 2009 at 8 PM, Feb. 6 at 8 PM, Feb. 7 at 2 and 8 PM and Feb. 8 at 6:30 PM.
Tickets for the 2008-2009 Encores! season are available by visiting the City Center box office (West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), by calling (212) 581-1212 or by visiting www.nycitycenter.org.