Lady, Be Good! will send you back in time to the Roaring Twenties, when speakeasies and the Charleston were all the rage, and George and Ira Gershwin’s first hit collaboration ushered in the Golden Age of American musical comedy.
The madcap 1924 musical tells the story of a penniless brother (Danny Gardner) and sister (Patti Murin) who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment. They resolve to marry for money, but love gets in the way, as it usually does. Before true love wins out, they encounter Mexican gangsters, crooked lawyers, wealthy socialites, and a song-and-dance man possessed by a “Fascinating Rhythm” (Tommy Tune).
Most of Lady, Be Good!’s original orchestrations disappeared long ago. Thanks to the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Broadway Musical Restoration Fund, Encores! will have the opportunity to reproduce an authentic score under the supervision of Encores! Founding Music Director Rob Fisher. Lady, Be Good! will be directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner.
Lady, Be Good! is part of the 2015 Encores! season, which also features Paint Your Wagon and Zorba! See all three shows by subscribing now!
Lady, Be Good!
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Cast & Credits
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Choreographed by Randy Skinner
Guest Music Director Rob Fisher
Directed by Mark Brokaw
Starring Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Kirsten Wyatt, and Special Guest Tommy Tune
With Charissa Bertels, Ward Billeisen, Kerry Conte, Darien Crago, Cody Davis, Christine DiGiallonardo, Leah Edwards, Drew Franklin, Joe Grandy, Tiffany Haas, Drew Humphrey, Megan Kelley, Cara Kjellman, Timothy McDevitt, Jason Mills, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, David Scott Purdy, Lindsay Roberts, and Kelly Sheehan
Encores! Season Sponsors
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Shubert Foundation
Support for Lady, Be Good! is provided by
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust
Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund
Roz and Jerry Meyer
The score restoration for Lady, Be Good! is made possible by
The Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Broadway Musical Restoration Fund