Encores! announces casting for Paint Your Wagon


The New York City Center Encores! 2015 season continues with two further productions of classic musicals, reinvented for modern audiences - Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon and John Kander and Fred Ebb's Zorba!.

Encores! have now announced initial casting for Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, including Keith Carradine.

The cast includes Jenni Barber, Keith Carradine, Robert Creighton, Caleb Damschroder, Justin Guarini, Nathaniel Hackmann, Robyn Hurder, Alexandra Socha, Melissa van der Schyff, Scott Wakefield and William Youmans, with Darien Crago, Steve Czarnecki, Nicolas Davila, Casey Garvin, Shonica Gooden, Timothy Hughes, Naomi Kakuk, Justin Keyes, Jenny Laroche, Melissa Hunter McCann, Harris Milgrim, Kevin Munhall, Kristin Piro, Robbie Roby, Jason Simon, Kevin Vortmann, Nicholas Ward and Mikey Winslow. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon will run from 18 - 22 March 2015 at New York City Center. The musical features music by Frederick Loewe, book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Denis Jones and musical direction by Rob Berman.

Synopsis: "Set in a mining camp in Gold Rush-era California, it is the story of a dreaming gold miner and his daughter whose world is changed when the daughter finds gold, and love, near their camp."

The original Broadway production ran at the Shubert Theater on 12 Nov 1951 and ran for 289 performances. The original production featured direction by Daniel Mann and choreography by Agnes De Mille, and included the songs 'They Call the Wind Maria','I Talk to the Trees' and 'I'm On My Way'.

Based at the New York City Center under the artistic directorship of Jack Viertel, the Encores! 2015 season is made possible by Stacey and Eric Mindich, Nathalie and Pablo Salame, The Shubert Foundation, and the Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund.

- by Tom Millward

Keith Carradine