Classic Stage Company has announced casting for its production of the rarely performed Allegro by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle (who directed CSC’s production of Passion last year), the cast will feature George Abud (Charlie Townsend), Alma Cuervo (Grandma Taylor), Elizabeth A. Davis (Jenny Brinker), Claybourne Elder (Joseph Taylor Jr.), Malcolm Gets (Joe Taylor Sr.), Maggie Lakis (Hazel), Megan Loomis (Beulah), Paul Lincoln (Brook Lansdale), Jane Pfitsch (Emily), Randy Redd (Dr. Bigby Denby), Ed Romanoff (Ned Brinker) and Jessica Tyler Wright (Marjorie Taylor).
Allegro marks the second installment of CSC’s Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company’s hugely successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion, directed by Doyle.Considered one of Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein II’s most personal and groundbreaking works, Allegrowas their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947.
Scenic design for Allegro is by John Doyle, costume design is by Tony Award winner Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.
Classic Stage Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imaging the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Founded in 1967, CSC uses works of the past as a way to engage in the issues of today. Highly respected and widely regarded as a major force in American theatre, it has become the home to New York’s finest established and emerging artists, the place where they gather to grapple with the great works of the world’s repertory. CSC has been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theatre awards: Obies, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.
Previews for Allegro begin Saturday, November 1. The official opening night is Wednesday, November 19 for a limited engagement through December 7. Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, October 2 at 12 p.m.