Bernadette Peters will have two Broadway hunks to keep her Company this November! Tony nominees Jeremy Jordan and Norm Lewis have joined the cast of A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, a jazzy musical mash-up between composer Stephen Sondheim and trumpeter and bandleader Wynton Marsalis. Presented by City Center’s Encores! and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the new production will begin performances November 13 and play through November 17 at New York City Center. A special gala benefit performance will take place on November 14.
In addition to Peters, Jordan and Lewis, A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair will feature previously announced actors Cyrille Aimee, Meg Gillentine and Tyler Hanes, as well as Grasan Kingsberry and Elizabeth Parkinson. The performance celebrates love and New York City, including more than two dozen Sondheim compositions re-imagined under the direction of Marsalis and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. A Bed and a Chair is concieved by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and Tony winner John Doyle, who will also direct the event. Parker Esse is set to choreograph.
Jordan garnered a Tony nomination for Newsies. His additional Broadway credits include Bonnie and Clyde, West Side Story and Rock of Ages. He recently appeared in the second season of TV’s Smash and on the big screen in Joyful Noise.
After appearing on Broadway in Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Chicago, Side Show, The Wild Party, Amour, Les Miserables, Sondheim on Sondheim and The Little Mermaid, Lewis received his first Tony nomination for Porgy and Bess. His film and TV credits include Scandal, All My Children and Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary.