Lady, Be Good Taps Its Way to New York City Center
Tommy Tune, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell, and more perform the rarely produced Gershwin musical.
George and Ira Gershwin's debut musical Lady Be Good begins performances tonight at New York City Center, opening the 2015 City Center Encores! season. The story follows a penniless brother and sister, Dick and Susie Trevor (played by Danny Gardner and Patti Murin), who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment. They resolve to marry for money, but love quickly gets in the way.
In addition to the bill of Gershwin tunes, including "Fascinating Rhythm," "I'd Rather Charleston," and the title number, "Oh, Lady, Be Good," the production also features the tap-dancing talent of nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune in his Encores! debut. Check out clips from the musical in its return to New York City.