Going to a show resurrected for a week at Encores! is like visiting a museum with a special exhibit held for a limited time. It’s often an adequately diverting but distanced glimpse into the past, at best invoking nostalgia for the material and refurbishing its memory. Encores! has that mission: To bring about the older, more obscure of American musicals and present them to today’s audiences... Read more
Me and My Girl
New York City Center concludes its 25th Anniversary season with Me and My Girl. For the first time ever, Encores! will revive a musical that was originally written and produced in London's West End. Performances take place on the Mainstage from May 9 to 13, 2018.
Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Me and My Girl seemed an odd candidate for revival in the ’80s, when new Broadway shows were breaking down the definition of what musical theater could be. But Noel Gay’s infectious score and the show’s cockeyed plot proved that there was still a huge appetite for nostalgic, escapist fun on Broadway, and Gay’s first act finale, “The Lambeth Walk,” turned out to be the earworm of the decade—as it had been in the ’30s.
Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, the show and its infectious score, are back in New York.
(Photo by Joan Marcus)
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The toast of the 1937 London season, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a Cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford.