Tyne Daly to headline York's Winter 2017 Mufti Series

1/12/2017 11:44am

 

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Interim Exec Dir; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board) has announced Tyne Daly will star in the 1969 musical Dear World, when she joins the company in celebrating Broadway composers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill, with the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, Jan 28 - Mar 5. In conjunction with the series, The York will present Hello, Jerry, a multimedia presentation by musical theater historian Charles Troy on Tues Jan 24 at 7:30 PM. All at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Ave). The 3-show series launches with MILK AND HONEY, Book by Don Appel, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman."Milk and Honey" centers on the romance between two Americans in Israel—a lonely widow on tour and an unhappily married man visiting his daughter. The show will be directed byMichael Unger, with music direction by Jeffrey Saver. Perfs are set to begin Jan 28 (to Feb 5.) It is followed by BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE, Music by Kurt Weilltext and format by Gene LernerLyrics byMaxwell AndersonMarc BlitzsteinBertolt BrechtJacques DevalMichael FeingoldIra GershwinPaul GreenLangston HughesAlan Jay LernerOgden NashGeorge Tabori & Arnold Weinstein.  Weill's greatest theatre songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning twenty eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S. The musical will be directed by Pamela Hunt, with music direction by Eric Svejcar. Perfs begin Sat Feb 11 (to Feb 19.) The  series concludes with DEAR WORLD, Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), Music and Lyrics by Mr Herman, starring Ms Daly as the Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot.  When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot.  Michael Montel directs, with music direction by Christopher McGovern. Perfs begin Feb 25 (to Mar 5). Additional casting will be announced shortly.  Casting for the series is by Geoff Josselson. Press contact: Philip Carrubba/Richard Hillman PR (917/523-8849)…