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City Center Encores! Revival of Paint Your Wagon Finds Its Star

The Lerner and Loewe musical, directed by Marc Bruni, announces initial casting.

Keith Carradine, seen here in Broadway's Hands on a Hardbody, will star in the City Center Encores! revival of Paint Your Wagon.
(© Chad Batka)

Broadway veteran Keith Carradine (Hands on a Hardbody) will star in Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, the second production of New York City Center Encores! 2015 season, running for seven performances March 18-22. Paint Your Wagon will be directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical) and choreographed by Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas). Rob Berman serves as music director.

Before My Fair Lady and Camelot, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe wrote Paint Your Wagon, a rousing 1951 musical about a dreaming gold prospector (Keith Carradine) whose daughter (Alexandra Socha) finds gold — and love — changing their lives forever.

The Paint Your Wagon cast also includes Jenni Barber, Robert Creighton, Caleb Damschroder, Justin Guarini, Nathaniel Hackmann, Robyn Hurder, Melissa van der Schyff, Scott Wakefield and William Youmans, with Darien Crago, Steve Czarnecki, Nicolas Davila, Casey Garvin, Shonica Gooden, Timothy Hughes, Naomi Kakuk, Justin Keyes, Jenny Laroche, Melissa Hunter McCann, Harris Milgrim, Kevin Munhall, Kristin Piro, Robbie Roby, Jason Simon, Kevin Vortmann, Nicholas Ward, and Mikey Winslow. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Paint Your Wagon opened at the Shubert Theatre on November 12, 1951 and ran for 289 performances. It has a book and lyrics by Lerner and music by Loewe. Songs include "They Call the Wind Maria," "I Talk to the Trees," and "Wand'rin' Star."

The first Encores! production of the 2015 season was George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good.

For more information and tickets to Paint Your Wagon, click here.

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