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Marni Nixon Joins Kristin Chenoweth and Company in Encores! Music in the Air

Kristin Chenoweth
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Kristin Chenoweth
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Marni Nixon has replaced Sally Ann Howes in the cast for the City Center Encores! production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Music in the Air, to run February 5-8.

The show, which will also star Kristin Chenoweth, Sierra Boggess, Douglas Sills, Dick Latessa, Tom Alan Robbins, Walter Charles, Anne L. Nathan, David Schramm, Ryan Silverman, and Robert Sella, will be directed by Gary Griffin, with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Mitchell Lichtefeld.

The musical tells the story of a Bavarian music teacher, his daughter and her suitor, who encounter chaos and unusual characters when they travel to Munich, originally bowed on Broadway in 1932 and was revived in 1951. The show’s score includes “I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star” and “The Song is You.”

Nixon is best known for her work dubbing the singing voices of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story, and Deborah Kerr in The King and I. She appeared on Broadway in James Joyce’s The Dead. Nixon will also make an interview appearance at New York’s Film Forum on Monday, February 23.

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Closed: February 8, 2009