Additional casting has been announced for MasterVoices’ upcoming presentation of George and Ira Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing, which will be presented November 2 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall.
Newly announced for the performance are CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca, who will narrate the evening; Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life, Prince of Broadway) as Matthew Fulton; Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), who replaces the previously announced Zach Grenier as Louis Lippman, as well as Richard J. Miller, Jr., Esq. as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Anna Landy as Miss Benson, and Rhett Guter as Jenkins.
These artists join the previously reported Bryce Pinkham as President John P. Wintergreen, Denée Benton as Mary Turner, Kevin Chamberlin as Vice President Alexander Throttlebottom, Fred Applegate as Francis X. Gilhooley, and David Pittu as the French Ambassador.
The first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize, Of Thee I Sing is a satiric tale of “truth, justice and corn muffins that skewers the electoral process.” With a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind—written during the time of their association with the Marx Brothers—the production features hits such as “Love Is Sweeping the Country” and “Who Cares.”
An additional performance of Of Thee I Sing will be held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post November 4 at 8 PM.
Ted Sperling will conduct the performances with musical staging by Andrew Palermo.
Tickets for the Carnegie Hall performance, priced $20-$155, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh Avenue, by calling (212) 247-7800, or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website at CarnegieHall.org.