Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde) and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis (Once) will star in the previously announced Classic Stage Company production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle, the production will play a limited off-Broadway engagement November 1 through December 7. Opening night is set for November 19.
Joining Elder as Joseph Taylor Jr. and Davis as Jenny Brinker will be George Abud as Charlie Townsend, Alma Cuervo as Grandma Taylor, Tony nominee Malcolm Gets as Joe Taylor Sr., Maggie Lakis as Hazel, Megan Loomis as Beulah, Paul Lincoln as Brook Lansdale, Jane Pfitsch as Emily, Randy Redd as Dr. Bigby Denby, Ed Romanoff as Ned Brinker and Jessica Tyler Wright as Marjorie Taylor.
The production will feature scenic design by Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.
Allegro was Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein II’s third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. The musical chronicles nearly four decades in the life of an Everyman, Joseph Taylor Jr. (Elder), from cradle through a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about. The saga takes us from Joe's birth through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his career; from the tranquility of his small Midwestern hometown to the hectic din of big city life.