As previously reported, Grover Dale, an original cast member of Broadway's West Side Story, will stage that landmark musical for the Dallas theatre company to kick off the season Sept. 5-14. Following West Side Story will be the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Fiorello!, running Oct. 10-25. Featuring a book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiorello! tells the story of the rise to power of New York's Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
Tony-winning A Chorus Line star McKechnie comes to town with two performances of Gypsy in My Soul on Jan. 30 and 31, 2009. McKechnie takes audiences on a trip through her career from a Broadway gypsy in such shows as How to Succeed, Promises, Promises and Company to award-winning leading lady in A Chorus Line and Follies.
The Irving Berlin-Moss Hart revue As Thousands Cheer, including the hits "Heat Wave," "Lonely Heart," "Supper Time," and "Easter Parade," makes its Texas premiere April 24-May 9, 2009.
The final offering of the Lyric season will be Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony-winning classic The King and I. Running June 19-28, 2009, the production will feature newly restored original Robert Russell Bennett orchestrations played by a full orchestra.
Tickets are available by phoning (972)-252-2787 or by visiting Lyric Stage.
Performances take place at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall.