The music of Jule Styne can be heard on Turner Classic Movies on:
Friday, March 22, 5:30 pm Gypsy
Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm Three Coins In The Fountain
Wednesday, April 3, 6:45 am The West Point Story
Thursday, April 11, 4:30 pm Three Coins In The Fountain
Sunday, May 12, 2:30 pm Gypsy
One of the glories of the American Musical Theatre, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has seldom been revived since its creation in 1949. In early 2012, a luminescent production brightened up the fabled Encores! series at New York City Center, with Megan Hilty, star of the TV show "Smash", mesmerizing audiences as Lorelei Lee. With Rachel York, Clarke Thorell, Aaron Lazar, Stephen R. Buntrock, and Simon Jones in the supporting cast, this recording offers a first complete overview of the Jule Styne-Leo Robin hit and, in addition to the various songs and reprises, includes several orchestral interludes in a superlative presentation of this legendary musical.
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Three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara stars with Will Chase in the New York City Center Encores! production of Bells Are Ringing. O'Hara will play the role of Ella Peterson with Chase as Jeffrey Moss. Also featured in the cast are Dylan Baker (Inspector Barnes), Bobby Cannavale (Blake Barton), Judy Kaye (Sue Summers), Brad Oscar (Dr. Kitchell), David Pittu (Sandor Prantz), Danny Rutigliano (Francis), Jeffrey Schecter (Carl) and John C. Vennema (Larry Hastings).
Performances for the first Encores! production of the season will be Nov. 18-21. The production will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Rob Berman.
Tickets for Encores! 2010-11 season go on sale Sept. 7, 2010, at the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.NYCityCenter.org.For more information, visit http://www.nycitycenter.org/content/about/press.aspx#39
The 18th season of the City Center Encores! series will kick off Nov. 18 with the 1956 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green musical Bells Are Ringing. Performances will continue through Nov. 21. In Bells Are Ringing — with music by Styne and book and lyrics by Comden and Green — "a lonely girl who runs an answering service falls for a client she has met only by voice, and typical 1950's mayhem ensues."
The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 and ran for 924 performances. It starred Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin and featured Jean Stapleton, Eddie Lawrence, George S. Irving, Jack Weston, and Peter Gennaro. The show was nominated for 4 Tony Awards and won 3 including Best Actress in a Musical (Judy Holliday) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Sydney Chaplin).
Tickets for Encores! 2010-11 season go on sale Sept. 7, 2010, at the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.NYCityCenter.org.