Minami Yusui has joined the cast of the New York City Center Encores! production of Love Life. The cast features Kate Baldwin (Susan Cooper) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sam Cooper) are John Edwards (Hobo), Sara Jean Ford (Miss Ideal Man), Isabella Houston (Elizabeth Cooper), Owen Tabaka (Johnny Cooper), and Clarke Thorell (Bill/Mr. Cynic).
In addition to Ms. Yusui, the ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Sarah Bowden, Jonathan Christopher, Kerry Conte, Sara Esty, Daniel Everidge, Maria Failla, Shiloh Goodin, Mary Illes, Andrea Jones-Soloja, Cory Lingner, John-Michael Lyles, Renni Anthony Magee, Tiffany Mann, Kristin Piro, Heath Saunders, Dave Schoonover, Daniel Schwait, Allyson Tucker, Vishal Vaidya, and Ryan Worsing.
Directed by Tony Award winner Victoria Clark, with choreography by Joann Hunter, Love Life depicts more than a century and a half of American history through the eyes of a family who never ages and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world-from the post-revolutionary era to bustling post-World War II America. Accentuated with vaudevillian acts and satiric barbs, Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s rarely seen 1948 collaboration is considered by some to be the first “concept musical” and an inspiration for generations of musical theater favorites with Encores! Orchestra Music Director Rob Berman.
The production runs for seven performances at New York City Center from March 18 – 22. Performances are Wed & Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2 & 8pm, Sun 2 & 7pm.
Minami Yusui is delighted to make her Encores! debut. Broadway: My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, The King and I. National Tour/International: Mary Poppins, Wicked (Japan). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Maine State Music Theatre, Walnut Street, TUTS, Weston, Pasadena Playhouse, Assistant Director and Translator for the Japanese premiere production of Spring Awakening. Native of Kanazawa, Japan. @minamiyusui www.minamiyusui.com