Tony nominee Malcolm Gets is to replace Allan Corduner as Bob in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, joining the previously announced Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure. Corduner has left the show due to a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will play from May 7 through May 11 under the direction of John Doyle. The tuner features music by Marguerite Monnot and an English book and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman.
Gets received a Tony nod for his performance in Amour. His additional Broadway credits include Macbeth, The Story of My Life and The Molière Comedies. He returns to Encores! after appearing in The Boys from Syracuse and The Apple Tree.
Irma La Douce will be the first musical at Encores! not written on American soil. The show tells the tale of a Parisian lady of the evening (Bowles) and the law student (McClure) who falls in love with her. In addition to Gets, McClure and Bowles, the cast will include Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Ken Krugman, Zachary James and Chris Sullivan with Caleb Teicher, Joseph Medeiros, Joseph Simeone and Manuel Stark.