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Donna Murphy Stars in Jerry Herman’s Dear Globe at New York City Center Encores! Starting March 15

The two-time Tony winner shares the stage with Brooks Ashmanskas, Andréa Burns, Ben Fankhauser, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ann Harada, and far more.

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Michaelah Reynolds

Donna Murphy leads a new production of Jerry Herman’s seldom-performed musical Dear Globe by means of New York City Center Encores! starting March 15, with performances continuing by means of March 19.

Murphy stars as Countess Aurelia, sharing the stage with Brooks Ashmanskas as President, Giuseppe Bausilio as Lawyer 1, Andréa Burns as Constance, Ben Fankhauser as Lawyer three, Christopher Fitzgerald as Sewerman, Ann Harada as Gabrielle, Kody Jauron as Artiste, Phillip Johnson Richardson as Julian, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Prospector, Caesar Samayoa as Lawyer two, and Samantha Williams as Nina.

In Dear Globe, Numerous Aurelia leads a motley band of outcasts to save their Chaillot neighborhood in Paris from a group of greedy bankers. Primarily based on Jean Giraudoux’s The Madwoman of Chaillot as adapted by Maurice Valency, the perform options a score by Herman, which includes such songs as “Kiss Her Now” and “Every single Tomorrow Morning,” and a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Sandy Rustin (Clue) has adapted the material for Encores!’s concert version. The perform played a short run on Broadway in 1969 starring Angela Lansbury in a Tony-winning functionality.

The ensemble consists of Cicily Daniels, Brian Flores, Blair Goldberg, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Eddie Korbich, Josh Lamon, Will Mann, Manna Nichols, Emilie Renier, Phumzile Sojola, Jessica Tyler Wright, and Franca Vercelloni. Rounding out the firm as covers are Darlesia Cearcy, Aaron Kaburick, Kathy Voytko, and Patrick Wetzel.

Josh Rhodes directs and choreographs, major a inventive group that consists of scenic designer Paul Date DePoo III, costume designer Toni Leslie James, lighting designer Amith Chandrashaker, sound designer Scott Lehrer, hair and wig designer Matthew Armentrout, music coordinator Kimberlee Wertz, and production stage manager Cynthia Cahill. Casting is by The Telsey Office’s Craig Burns and Rashad Naylor.

Also on the inventive group is music director and conductor Mary-Mitchell Campbell in her 1st production as Encores! music director following the departure of Rob Berman. Campbell, whose Broadway music path credits include Some Like It HotThe Prom, and Imply Girls, will lead the Encores! orchestra playing Philip J. Lang’s original orchestrations.

By Editor