Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tony Yazbeck Heads 'My One & Only' Cast at Goodspeed

Broadway veteran Tony Yazbeck will play love-struck aviator Captain Billy Buck Chandler in Goodspeed Musicals My One And Only opening April 15.

The show features music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer. Edythe Herbert will be played by Gabrielle Ruiz.

Other casting has been announced for the following roles: Prince Nicolai, Khris Lewin; Mickey, Kirsten Wyatt; Reverend J.D. Montgomery, Trent Armand Kendall; Mr. Magix, Alde Lewis, Jr.; The New Rhythm Boys, Victor J. Wisehart and Michael Ramey. Vasthy E. Mompoint of Broadway’s Mary Poppins, Hot Feet, and Good Vibrations will play New Rhythm Girl.

My One And Only will be directed by Ray Roderick who returns to Goodspeed where he directed 42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain, and Double Trouble at The Norma Terris Theatre. Choreographer for this production will be Kelli Barclay who will return to Goodspeed after choreographing last year’s How to Succeed

My One And Only will run April 15 through June 25. Tickets are available through the Box Office (860-873-8668) or on-line at http://www.goodspeed.org/.

And ask about these Special Events:

Girls’ Night Out: Friday, April 15, 7 pm.

Wine Tasting: Sunday, April 17 at 5 pm.

Kids Nights: April 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm; April 22 at 8 pm. Introduce your favorite young person to the magic of musical theatre. Each adult who buys a regular-priced ticket on the specified dates may purchase a $15 ticket for a child age 5 to 18. Meet the cast after the April 22 performance for autographs.

Meet the Cast: Take part in a lively discussion with the cast after the Thursday evening performances on May 12 and 26 and June 9. Meet the Cast events are free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Goodspeed Dining Cruise/Theatre Package: Enjoy springtime on the Connecticut River. Includes a leisurely cruise and sumptuous buffet aboard the Lady Katharine and ticket to the show.

Friday Dinner Theatre Package: Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to the Opera House) and a ticket to the 8:00 pm performance. April 29 – June 24. Only $69!

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