I Married an Angel, now revived as an Encores! production at New York City Center, has that ebullient, slightly fairy tale charm that characterizes Depression-era musicals. It is, just as the title says, the story of a man who marries an angel. Disappointed in love Count Willy Palaffi (Mark Evans) resists his sister Peggy’s (Nikki M.
I Married an Angel
New York City Center continues its 2019 Encores! season with Rodgers and Hart's 1938 musical comedy I Married an Angel, directed and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse.
Performances take place at New York City Center's Mainstage.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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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.