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The Golden Apple

  • Mainstage
  • May 10 - 14, 2017
  • Tickets start at $35

  • Overview

    Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple does all that and more, reshaping the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Despite its brief run, John Latouche and Jerome Moross’ show was hailed by critics and introduced the classic torch song “Lazy Afternoon.” Encores! is delighted to present the ultimate cult musical to a new generation.

    “A magnificent achievement. The most imaginative work of its kind.”
    New York Daily Mirror review of the original production

    The Golden Apple is part of the 2017 Encores! season, which also includes Big River and The New Yorkers.

  • Cast & Credits

    Music Composed by Jerome Moross
    Written by John Latouche
    Choreography by Joshua Bergasse
    Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
    Music Director Rob Berman
    Directed by Michael Berresse

  • Sponsors

    City Center dedicates this production of The Golden Apple to the memory of
    Lex Kaplen, a devoted supporter of Encores!
    Support for The Golden Apple is generously provided by
    Roz and Jerry Meyer
    Margot and John Ernst
    Encores! Season Sponsors
    Stacey and Eric Mindich
    Nathalie and Pablo Salame
    The Shubert Foundation
    Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!  

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