Claybourne Elder and Elizabeth A. Davis to Lead Cast of Allegro
Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George) and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis (Once) will head the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, a production of off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company, directed by John Doyle.
Premiering on Broadway in 1947, Allegro follows the life of average American citizen Joseph Taylor, Jr. (Elder) from the day of his birth in 1905 to the middle of the Great Depression when he realizes that success isn't all it's cracked up to be. Davis takes on the role of Jenny Brinker, alongside Malcolm Gets as Dr. Joseph Taylor, Alma Cuervo as Grandma Taylor, Jane Pfitsch as Emily, Jessica Tyler Wright as Marjorie Taylor, Maggie Lakis as Hazel, Megan Loomis as Beulah, George Abud as Charlie Townsend, Paul Linkon as Brook Lansdale, Randy Redd as Dr. Bigby Denby, and Ed Romanoff as Ned Brinker.
The creative team includes Ann Hould-Ward (costume design), Jane Cox (lighting design), and Dan Moses Schreier (sound design). Doyle will design the set.
Running November 1-December 7, this mounting of Allegro marks its first full New York City revival since the original Broadway production in 1947. A New York City Center Encores! revival took place in March 1994.