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Carlyle, Rando Set For City Center Encores! On the Town logo
Warren Carlyle
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John Rando will direct and Warren Carlyle will choreograph the City Center Encores! presentation of the 1944 musical On the Town, by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, November 19-23. The show is part of a citywide celebration of Bernstein's 90th birthday. No casting has been announced.

Rando won the Tony Award for directing Urinetown and also directed the recent Encores! production of Damn Yankees. Carlyle is currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of A Tale of Two Cities and choreographed the Encores! productions of Juno and Stairway to Paradise.

The Encores! series will continue with Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Music in the Air, which will run February 5-8, which has not been seen in its original form since its premiere Broadway engagement at the Alvin Theatre in 1932. Set in Bavaria and Munich, it tells of an aging rural music teacher, his naively charming daughter and their misadventures trying to break into the cynical, world-weary theatre scene in the big city.

Up next will be the classic Finian's Rainbow, scheduled to run March 26-29, the story of the Irishman Finian McLonergan, his daughter Sharon, a stolen pot of gold, and a leprechaun. Songs include "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?," "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love," and "If This Isn't Love."

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