Robert Cuccioli, Jodi Stevens and Donald Corren will star in Jerry Mayer’s new musical Dietrich & Chevalier, which will begin previews at St. Luke’s Theatre on June 5. The off-Broadway production is set to open in June 20, directed by Pamela Hall.
Dietrich & Chevalier centers on the true story of the relationship between Marlene Dietrich (Stevens) and Maurice Chevalier (Cuccioli), who were top film stars at Paramount Pictures in the 1930s. Married to others, they fell in love and remained friends for life. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the show features many of the two stars’ signature songs including “Falling in Love Again,” “Louise,” “Lili Marleen,” “Mimi,”” No Love, No Nothin’,” “Valentine” and “The Boys in the Backroom.” Corren will play eight characters in the show.
Cuccioli is best known for his star performance in Jekyll & Hyde and has appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables and off-Broadway in Temporary Help, Enter the Guardsman, And the World Goes ‘Round, The Rothschilds and Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He recently starred as Guido Contini in Nine at the Westchester Broadway Theatre and has played numerous starring roles in regional theaters, both in musicals and classic plays.
Stevens has appeared on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde and Urban Cowboy. Off-Broadway and regional credits include Heaven Help Us, Harmony, Dracula and I Can Get It for You Wholesale.
Corren has appeared on Broadway in Souvenir and Torch Song Trilogy and off-Broadway in The Last Sunday in June, Saturday Night and Tomfoolery. His regional credits include The Winter’s Tale at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C and The Importance of Being Earnest at the Old Globe.
Dietrich & Chevalier will feature musical direction by Ken Lundie and additional musical staging by Gene Castle. The show is presented by Edmund Gaynes.