Mark Evans, Ann Harada, Nikki M. James & more to star in Encores! I Married an Angel
I Married an Angel will play New York City Center's Mainstage from March 20 to 24, 2019.
Joining New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns (as The Angel) will be (in alphabetical order) Phillip Attmore (as Peter Mueller), Max Baker (as General Lucash), Mark Evans (as Count Willy Palaffi), Ann Harada (as Duchess of Holstein-Kuloff), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (as Countess Peggy Palaffi), Hayley Podschun (as Anna Murphy), and Tom Robbins (as Harry Mischka Szigetti).
The ensemble will include Rachel Coloff, Barton Cowperthwaite, Jōvan Dansberry, Alexa De Barr, Christine DiGiallonardo, Erica Dorfler, Kellie Drobnick, Julia Estrada, Ta’Nika Gibson, Stephen Hanna, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Naomi Kakuk, Francis Lawrence, Cory Linger, Robin Masella, Gia Mongell, Lindsey O’Neil, Michelle Mercedes Russell, Ryan Steele, Christian Tworzyanski, and Kathy Voytko.
Adapted from the play by Janos Vaszary, I Married an Angel features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, with a book by Rodgers & Hart.
Synopsis: "I Married an Angel is one of a handful of shows from the 1930s that was yearning to find the key to a new kind of musical. More sophisticated and innately theatrical than the average vaudeville-inspired productions of the Jazz Age, the originality of this show comes from the blending of a drawing room comedy with serious and extended dance sequences. The angel of the title is just that, an emissary from heaven who descends to earth to melt the dyspeptic heart of an unscrupulous banker, Count Willy Palaffi."
This Encores! production, as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season, is directed and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and The Encores! Orchestra is directed by Rob Fisher.