Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration of the songs Irving Berlin composed for the silver screen, returned to The York Theatre Company September 13 for a limited engagement through October 16.
Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Tony nominee Randy Skinner with a book by Barry Kleinbort and music direction and additional orchestrations by David Hancock Turner, the cast includes Jeremy Benton (42nd Street), Darien Crago (Holiday Inn), Kaitlyn Davidson (Cinderella), Danny Gardner (Flying Over Sunset), Darrell T. Joe (Jesus Christ Superstar), and Melinda Porto. Understudies are Corinne Munsch (Bullets Over Broadway on tour), Sean Quinn (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas).
Cheek to Cheek, which has a book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York’s Desperate Measures), tells the stories behind the man who made the music that made the movies dance. Theatregoers can expect to hear Berlin tunes from such classic films as Top Hat, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Holiday Inn, Easter Parade, and White Christmas.
The production, which is presented in association with Riki Kane Larimer, also has scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Nicole Wee, lighting design by Jason Kantrowitz, and sound design by Julian Evans. The production stage manager is Chris Steckel, and the casting director is Michael Cassara.