Encores! is getting ready for the rubber to hit the road. Fred Weller, Christina Sajous, Jason Rabinowitz and Jennifer Sanchez are joining Renee Elise Goldsberry in I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road. Tony winner Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford’s musical, running at New York City Center July 24 through July 27.
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road follows Heather (Goldsberry), a pop star who ditches the romantic songs of her past and attempts a comeback by performing personal songs that reflect women’s changing roles and attitudes. The Encores! production will be musically directed by Chris Fenwick.
Weller most recently starred off-Broadway in Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Happy. He is best known for his starring role in the USA crime series In Plain Sight. His additional stage roles include Glengarry Glen Ross, Take Me Out, Some Men and The Shape of Things.as well as the film adaptation of The Shape of Things. A former Broadway.com video blogger, Sajous appeared on Broadway in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, Baby It’s You and American Idiot. She most recently starred off-Broadway in Forever Dusty. Rabinowitz was the lead singer of the Craze, the house band of Broadway’s One Man, Two Guvnors. Sanchez has appeared on Broadway in Spider-Man, Ghost, West Side Story and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road debuted in 1978 at the Public Theater and starred Gretchen Cryer in the role of Heather. Betty Buckley, Carol Hall and Phyllis Newman later took over the role during its long off-Broadway run. Encores! Off-Center series kicks off on July 10 with the political musical The Cradle Will Rock.