The ultimate cult musical is back! Don’t miss the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, a whimsical and wildly ambitious show that introduced the classic torch song “Lazy Afternoon” and was hailed as a theatrical milestone in 1954. Inspired by the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey, Jerome Moross and John Latouche’s musical conjures up the bygone days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Encores! is delighted to present The Golden Apple to a new generation.
“A magnificent achievement. The most imaginative work of its kind.”
–New York Daily Mirror review of the original production
Music Composed by Jerome Moross
Written by John Latouche
Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Ashley Brown, Carrie Compere, Barton Cowperthwaite, Jason Kravits, Alli Mauzey, Lindsay Mendez, N’Kenge, and Ryan Silverman
With Florrie Bagel, Daniel Berryman, Michael Buchanan, Brian Calì, Max Chernin, Andrew Cristi, Laura Darrell, Dionne Figgins, Hannah Florence, Tamar Greene, Jeff Heimbrock, Leah Horowitz, Monté J. Howell, Donald Jones Jr., Andrea Jones-Sojola, Naomi Kakuk, Evan Kasprzak, Reed Kelly, Bruce Landry, Quentin Oliver Lee, Brandon Leffler, Michael X. Martin, Skye Mattox, Sarah Meahl, Justin Prescott, Lindsay Roberts, Sarrah Strimel, Joseph Torello, Kathy Voytko, and Nicholas Ward
Choreography by Joshua Bergasse
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Music Director Rob Berman
Directed by Michael Berresse
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!