Melissa has joined the cast of the upcoming production of Do I Hear A Waltz? as part of New York City Center’s Encores! season.
A romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, Do I Hear a Waltz? will star Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. The ensemble includes Kristine Bendul, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark, and Alex Wong.
Do I Hear a Waltz? tells the romantic tale of Leona Samish (Melissa Errico), a middle-class American woman who uses her meager savings for a long-dreamed-of trip to Venice, where she finds love, life, and her truest self. Featuring the ravishing music of a revered master and the sharp-witted lyrics of a genius coming into his own, Do I Hear a Waltz? has not been staged in New York in decades. The musical opened on Broadway on March 18, 1965, and ran for 220 performances. The Encores! production will be directed by Evan Cabnet, with choreography by Chase Brock and music direction by Rob Berman. Do I Hear a Waltz? will run for seven performances at City Center from May 11-15.