A Bed and A Chair: Jeremy Jordan and Norm Lewis

Tony-nominees Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) and Jeremy Jordan (Newsies The Musical) will join Cyrille Aimée and Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis' A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, a new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

The cast will include dancers Meg Gillentine, Tyler Hanes, Grasan Kingsberry and Elizabeth Parkinson.

This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle ('Sweeney Todd,' 'Company'), with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle, and will run for seven performances from 13 - 17 Nov 2013 at the New York City Center.

A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, presented by the City Center's Encores! program and Jazz at Lincoln Center, celebrates love in New York and love of New York. Native Manhattanite Sondheim and adopted citizen Marsalis (originally from New Orleans) will compare musical notes on their shared passion for our city.

The program will feature more than two dozen Sondheim compositions, each piece newly re-imagined by Marsalis and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Performers will be drawn from both the jazz and Broadway worlds. Casting will be announced at a later date.

A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair is the second production of the City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center producing partnership that began in 2011 with 'Cotton Club Parade,' a celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub. The show returned to City Center for a limited run in 2012. Now entitled After Midnight, a Broadway production is scheduled to open on 03 Nov 2013 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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