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Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, and More on the Rarely Seen Sondheim-Rodgers Musical Do I Hear a Waltz?

New York City Center Encores! will present the musical May 11-15.

Five years after Richard Rodgers wrote The Sound of Music, and five years before Stephen Sondheim wrote Company, the iconic songwriters paired up with book writer Arthur Laurents for their one and only collaboration: a musical called Do I Hear a Waltz? The creation process was contentious for its writers, and it only mustered 220 performances in 1965. Fifty-one years later, New York City Center Encores! is about to restore its reputation. At a press day for its upcoming production, running May 11-15 under the direction of Evan Cabnet, stars including Broadway favorites Melissa Errico and Claybourne Elder, as well as opera veteran Richard Troxell, took us behind the scenes of this rarely seen gem by three masters of the art form.