Andrew Lupp continues love affair with Chicago musical productions

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Andrew Lupp can serve as Chicago’s entry into the long-cherished American musical tradition whose most distinguished practitioners include Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, James Cagney and yes (in an act of Astaire worship), even that border-crossing ballet star, Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Lupp, a thoroughly modern 21st century throwback of sorts, is now starring in the Marriott Theatre production of “My One and Only,” the dance-driven, Gershwin-infused musical.

In the role of Capt. Billy Buck Chandler, the romantically distracted 1920s aviator (and Texas hayseed) who falls for an English aquacade star, Lupp sings and dances up a storm, whether splashing his way through an elaborate duet with his “one and only,” or going beat-for-beat with tap master Ted Louis Levy.

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