Real-Life Married Couple Star In ‘I Do! I Do!’
Real-life married couple Paige Davis and Patrick Page star in a special engagement of I Do! I Do!, the classic Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt musical based on The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog, in The Old Globe’s new Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. The well-loved classic, by the creators of The Fantasticks, spans five decades in the life of a married couple – from the nervousness of their wedding day to the wisdom of old age.
“We’ve been a couple for 14 years and married for eight of them, so we hope to be able to bring a special kind of truth to the marriage depicted in the show,” said ‘Paige and Page.’ “That, combined with the incredible immediacy of the new White Theatre, will make for an especially intimate exchange between us and the terrific Globe audience. We’d really like to share something personal with them.”
The story of Michael and Agnes and their 50 years of marriage famously takes place around a large four-poster bed and introduced the standard, “My Cup Runneth Over.” Written as a star vehicle for theater legends Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production of I Do! I Do! received seven Tony Award nominations, with Preston winning Best Actor. Since then, such luminaries as Carol Lawrence and Robert Goulet, Carol Burnett and Rock Hudson, Lee Remick and Hal Linden, and Karen Ziemba (The First Wives Club) and David Garrison have enjoyed success in the musical two-hander.
And now the Globe’s “cup runneth over” as Paige Davis (television’s Trading Spaces and Broadway’s Chicago) and Patrick Page (The Globe’s Cyrano De Bergerac and Broadway’s The Lion King) take their turn at this funny and heartwarming musical about the joy, struggles, humor and passion that is every marriage.
“Through his appearances in last season’s Dancing in the Dark and The Pleasure of His Company, and his spectacular turn in this summer’s Cyrano de Bergerac and Twelfth Night, Globe audiences have fallen in love with Patrick Page,” said Executive Producer Lou Spisto. “Over the past two seasons, Paige Davis has also become part of the Globe family. In fact, Paige co-chaired our High School Musical Awards program this past April. It is a thrill to have them perform together at the Globe for the first time ever as we celebrate the opening of the new Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.”
I Do! I Do!
Presented by the Old Globe Theatre
Dec. 12-20 (previews Dec. 11)
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way (In Balboa Park)
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