Off-Broadway's Dietrich & Chevalier Will Close Earlier Than Expected

News   Off-Broadway's Dietrich & Chevalier Will Close Earlier Than Expected
Dietrich & Chevalier, Jerry Mayer's Off-Broadway musical about two screen icons starring Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli and Jodi Stevens, will fade to black two weeks early.

The play with music announced Nov. 24 that it would end its Off-Broadway run Dec. 26. Producers have now announced that Dietrich & Chevalier will shutter prior to that date on Dec. 11.

Pamela Hall (Danny & Sylvia, The Rise and Fall of Dorothy Hale) directed the production that began previews June 5 and officially opened Off-Broadway June 20.

Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Jacques Brel…) stars as Maurice Chevalier opposite Stevens (Jekyll & Hyde, Urban Cowboy) as Marlene Dietrich. Donald Corren (Souvenir, Torch Song Trilogy) is cast in a variety of roles in the musical that tells of the lifelong friendship between the two screen icons.

Mayer's musical explores the friendship between Dietrich and Chevalier, who were married to others but remained close throughout their lives. Songs featured in the production are "Falling in Love Again," "Louise," "Lili Marleen," "Mimi," "No Love, No Nothin'," "Valentine" and "The Boys in the Backroom."

The production has musical direction by Ken Lundie with musical staging by Gene Castle. Designers include Scott Heineman and Josh Iacovelli (scenic design), Graham Kindred (lighting design), Karen Flood (costume design) and Chris Jensen (multimedia design). For tickets, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street in Manhattan.

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