The York Theatre Company's Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, the song-and-dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin that made its world premiere in 2021, ends its return Off-Broadway engagement October 16 at Theatre at St. Jean's. The limited run began performances September 13 at The York's temporary home.
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), Danny Gardner (Flying Over Sunset), Darrell T. Joe (Jesus Christ Superstar), Hayley Podschun (Wicked; Hello, Dolly!), and Melinda Porto. Understudies are Corinne Munsch (Bullets Over Broadway on tour) and Sean Quinn (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas).
The production showcases the songs of the late Berlin and also tell the stories behind the man who made the music that made the movies dance. Expect tunes from such classic films as Top Hat, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Holiday Inn, Easter Parade, White Christmas, and more.
The production 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.
Tickets may be purchased here.