A look back at the original production of the musical ahead of its Encores! revival at New York City Center this week.
The 1989 Broadway musical Grand Hotel will soon return to New York for a March 21–25 run at City Center Encores! Among the cast are two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz as Otto Kringelein, Heléne Yorke as Flaemmchen, James Snyder as Baron Felix von Gaigern, and former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko as Elizaveta Grushinskaya.
The musical, which features a book by Luther Davis and a score by Robert Wright and George Forrest (with additional songs by Maury Yeston), opened on Broadway in 1989, going on to play over a thousand performances. Set in the opulent lobby of a prestigious Berlin hotel, the comedy features an ever-revolving door or colorful characters, including the faded ballerina Grushinskaya, a bookkeeper in his last days, and a secretary who dreams of Hollywood stardom.
Flip through photos of the original Broadway production below:
Look Back at Jane Krakowski, Liliane Montevecchi, and More in Grand Hotel on Broadway