George & Ira Gershwin’s For Goodness Sake - March 18-30 at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street)
For Goodness Sake originally starred Fred and Adele Astaire, who became the toast of the Continent. This show has not been seen in over 90 years and has been lovingly reconstructed by Musicals Tonight
It’s 1923 at a weekend party at Bourne Estate near Maidenhead, England. Teddy (Sean Bell) and Suzanne (Sarah Rolleston) are American guests who became friends on the Mauritania en route to England. Upon arrival, Teddy is immediately smitten by Vivi (Amber Guest) whose reputation as a flirt is legendary and who is engaged to Perry (Brandon Andrus). Marjory (Natalie Beck), Perry’s ward, has her sights set on Geoff (Nathan Freeman) and Count Spinagio (Jason Simon) - the gigolo of the piece - will gladly walk off with any available heiress. Perry seeks to ensure Vivi’s faithfulness by faking his own death on a flight to America piloted by friend Jack (Matt Dumont). Vivi figures all this out and ratchets up her flirting knowing Perry is watching. The other male guests (Marc Bitler, Daniel Drewes, RJ Magee, John Wascavage) help the other lady guests (Andrea Dotto, Michelle Foard, Lauren Frankovich, Britte Steele) avoid Count Spinagio. Joseph (Mark Hawbecker), the butler, tolerates the shenanigans.
Songs include: I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise; Oh, Gee, Oh, Gosh; The Whichness of Whatness.
Director: Thomas Sabella-Mills Music Director: David B. Bishop
Tickets: $26.25 at the Box Office or from Telecharge 212-239-6200
Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat @ 7:30
Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun @ 2:00:
Theater: Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row
Address: 410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Telecharge at 212-239-6200