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Encores! Presents ‘Grand Hotel, The Musical’ at New York City Center

Mainstage at New York City Center

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/grandhotel/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

A faded ballerina, a cat burglar posing as a Count, a businessman facing certain ruin, and a young secretary all-too-eager to become an American film star are all trapped by history, as the world careens into a great depression, and the revolving door keeps turning.

Only a tiny handful of Broadway shows have gone through the birth pangs that accompanied the creation of Grand Hotel, The Musical, and survived to tell the tale. First produced in 1958 under the title At the Grand, it played an ignominious out-of-town tryout and was scrapped in California. In the late ’80s the visionary director and choreographer Tommy Tune removed it from the scrap pile and re-tooled it for Broadway. Tune called in the cavalry. Maury Yeston wrote some additional songs and Peter Stone helped reorganize the book.

The show was a hit—a kind of fever dream of life at the end of the Weimer Era at Berlin’s most glamorous crossroads.—New York City Center

Book by Luther Davis
Music and Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Based on Vicki Baum’s Grand Hotel
By arrangement with Turner Broadcasting Co., owner of the motion picture Grand Hotel
Additional Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel
Encores! Music Director Rob Berman
Directed and Choreographed by Josh Rhodes

Starring Junior Cervila, John Clay III, Natascia Diaz, John Dossett, Irina Dvorovenko, Guadalupe Garcia, Nehal Joshi, James T. Lane, Jamie LaVerdiere, Eric Leviton, Robert Montano, Kevin Pariseau, William Ryall, James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Daniel Yearwood, Heléne Yorke

With 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, Sharrod Williams


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