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Monday, July 31, 2017

Monthly Mash-up- A New York Musical Festival Mash-up: Peace Love and Cupcakes, A Wall Apart, Play Like A Winner, Generation Me and I Am I Will I Do


For this month's mash-up we are presenting an assortment of shows from the New York Musical Festival.
 
Me - Peace Love and Cupcakes was a very entertaining show. It is based on a book written by Sheryl and Carrie Berk. The show is about a girl named Kylie who doesn't fit in at her school so she starts a cupcake club. The show is performed by a cast of all kids except for one adult. All of them are good in their roles.  The story is interesting.  Not all of the songs are very memorable although they are fun to listen to. One of the most fun songs in the show is Delicious. The show deals with the issue of bullying. Although this is an important issue, the shows resolution of the matter is not the most realistic. It doesn't seem like things would have happened quite that easily. It is good though that the show attempts to deal with the issue. The show is working is working with the No Bully organization. The money raised from the sale of all show merchandise is being donated to them.



For information about the show and or their partnership with the No Bully Organization visit their web-site at www.plcmusical.com.
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Me - A Wall Apart was a rock musical love story. It is about a couple, Esther and Kurt who live on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall. They fall in love but are separated by the wall. The story was intriguing. It was interesting to learn things about that period of history that I never knew. Some of the story was sad. The story of Esther and Kurt was interesting. However, the secondary story of Kurt's brother, Mickey and his love Suzanne was even more interesting and really touching. Suzanne and Mickey have some really nice and sweet duets in the show including Do You Mind If I Adore You and We're Having A Baby. Kurt and Esther have several duets in the show as well but their songs are not as touching as Suzanne and Mickey's. Over all the music is nice. In addition to all the ballads, there are some rousing anthems. The ending of the show seems a bit rushed. The show moves along slowly, and then suddenly they cover a bunch of years really quickly at the end. All in all, it was a good and entertaining show though.


For more about A Wall Apart visit awallapart.com

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Play Like A Winner is a dark comedy about a bunch of soccer Moms. However, these are soccer Moms to the extreme. These Mom's would literally kill for their daughters or at least one of them would. The story opens with the soccer coach lying dead on the ground and then goes back to the beginning of the story to show how things got to that point. The show is very relevant and funny. It has some really amusing songs too including Bromance and Snack Mom. There are also some pretty ballads including My Only One a song sung by the main character, Kathy, about her daughter, Jenna. The characters are recognizable although often not likable. In fact, only one of the characters manages to stay above the fray and remain admirable throughout. The show shines a light in a humorous way on the world we live in today where so many parents get overly involved in their children's lives. Although it is a show about a girl's soccer team. There is only one actual child in the show, and the show is not a good show for children to see.  It is not because of the murder aspect because the violence is actually downplayed, and the show is not at all scary. However, the plot does involve a lot of sexual innuendo including a soccer mom in an extremely skimpy outfit trying to seduce the coach. For adults, it should be must see viewing, both for it's entertainment value and as a warning.




For more about Play Like A Winner visit playlikeawinnermusical.com

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Generation Me is like a darker version of Dear Evan Hansen. It also deals with teenage suicide but it deals with a lot of other issues that face teenagers too including abuse both self-abuse and abuse by others, bullying and more. The show takes on way too many issues for any one show to do a good job of handling. As a result many of these issues are not really dealt with that well.  The show is not wall-to-wall heaviness and depression though. There are a some light and funny moments too.  A lot of the humor is provided by songs including the amusing Bra Song. There are also some sweet, tender and/or touching songs including When He Held My Hand and the finale Find My Way. Other songs actually manage to advance the plot including The Gossip Song and Never Have I Ever. This is not a good show for young children due to such plot points as those mentioned previously. However, it does capture the essence of what it is like to be a teen and how hard it is to navigate that successfully. Therefore it is a good show for teens especially if it sparks a discussion of some of the issues dealt with in the play.




For more about Generation Me visit www.generationmethemusical.com

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 I Am I Will I Do is a romance. In fact, it is a triple romance. There is Nancy and Richard, a married couple, Tony and Valerie an engaged couple, and Dave and Harris, a new couple.  All reach a crisis point in their relationships and need to see if they can survive it. The show is sweet at times and funny at times. The characters are amusing. The show has quite a lot songs and some of them are quite funny as well including Party City Now Dot Com and Why Can't You Be More Like Me. The title song is sweet. Not all of the songs are particular memorable, however. Due to subject matter, this is not a show for young kids. However, if you are not a kid and you enjoy a nice romantic comedy, you would probably like it.


For more about I Am I Will I Do visit iamiwillido.com

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All Peace Love and Cupcakes by Russ Rowland
                       All Play Like a Winner photos by Shira Friedman
                       All Generation Me photos by Shira Friedman

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 7/30/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey:
Free Summer Movie: Mary Poppins
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Tuesday August 1, 2017 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM

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Broadway Workshop Live at 54:
More Shows We've Done A Benefit Concert
Feinstein's 54 Below 
254 W. 54th St.
New York, NY

August 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Broadway Workshop is returning to Feinstein's/54 Below for our 3rd annual benefit concert on August 2, 2017 @7PM

BROADWAY WORKSHOP  
More SHOWS WE'VE DONE  

Past and current Broadway Workshop students take center stage at Feinstein's/54 Below to sing from shows that were part of Broadway Workshop's past! 

This special concert includes music from: Cabaret Flight of the Lawnchair Man, Curtains, Pippin, Zombie Prom, Like You Like It, Carrie, Spamalot, All Shook Up, Bring It On, Dear Edwina and More!  

2017 CAST INFO
Featuring: Alexa Kerner, Amanda Chin, Andy Kear, Anthony Zambito, Arielle Telemaco-Beane, Ashley LaLonde, Brianna Gentilella, Cat Tron, Courtney Corso, Hayden Gelman, Holly Block, Joy Lynn Pringle, Katherine Reis, Kelly Hooper, Kiarra Goldberg, Kristen Seggio, Lauren Echausse, Michael Nigro, Rachel Resheff, Skylar Dorfman

Hosted by Marc Tumminelli
Musical Direction by Benjamin Rauhala

All proceeds benefit Project Broadwaya non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
https://54below.com/events/broadway-workshop-live-54-2/
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Upcoming at Encore Off Center: 
Maurice Sendak and Carole King's 
Family Friendly Musical: Really Rosie
New York City Center
131 W. 55th St.
New York, NY


August 2  - August 5 2017
Wed - Fri 7:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Maurice Sendak and Carole King’s family musical Really Rosie
The little girl with the big imagination from Avenue P at the center of Maurice Sendak and Carole King’s Really Rosie will be played by Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), as previously announced.

Additional characters drawn from Sendak’s Nutshell Library will be played by Swayam Bhatia, Kenneth Cabral (Runaways), Ayodele Casel (Off‐Center Jamboree, Fall for Dance), Jaiya Chetram, Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet), Nanyellin Liriano, Chris Lopes, Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Charlie
Pollock (The Wild Party), Ruth Righi (School of Rock), Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos), and Nicole Wildy.

Directed by Leigh Silverman, with music direction by Carmel Dean and choreography by Ayodele Casel, this sweet, sad, wonderful family‐friendly musical for the dreamer in all of us is inspired in part by the stories in Sendak’s Nutshell Library and features King’s irresistible songs like “Pierre,” “Alligators All
Around,” and "Chicken Soup with Rice.”

In addition to The Lobby Project, a series of free pre‐performance events presented in conjunction with Encores! Off‐Center, the lobby will be open one hour before each performance of Really Rosie for families to enjoy additional activities including a photo booth complete with accessories that Rosie
herself would love. Kids are also encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Sendak character. 

For additional information or to purchase tickets visit
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Upcoming at iPlay America:
JC Caylen
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Sunday, August 6
iPlay America's Event Center
Doors: 5:00 PM – Show: 6:00 PM

Johnny Orlando and Mackenzie Ziegler are coming to iPlay America's Event Center for a night of music and fun on Saturday, July 29. Johnny Orlando is a 13-year old singer and social media sensation from Toronto, Canada. Over the last few years, Johnny's covers and videos have accumulated over 200 million views, allowing him to move from covers to producing original music. Since the successful release of his single Let Go in June of 2016, Johnny has released two other original singles. In December of 2016, he released Day and Night with Mackenzie Ziegler, and later Missing You in January of 2017, all three singles charting on the iTunes Top 100 Pop Charts. Mackenzie Ziegler is a 12-year old professional dancer, singer, and actress from Pittsburgh, PA. In 2014, Mackenzie released her debut album which soared to #1 on the iTunes pop chart list. Last year the pair teamed up to produce the song Day & Night and the two have been making music together ever since. Don’t miss your chance to see this exciting, young, duo LIVE!

For more information or to get tickets visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/jc-caylen/
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Merkin Concert Hall 
Tickets on Sale Now for 2017/2018 Season

Subscription and Single Ticket Now On Sale!

For more information visit  www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org
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PR Firm Roundup

News from BroadwayCon

STARS FROM “ANASTASIA,” “CRAZY EX GIRLFRIEND,” COME FROM AWAY, WAITRESS, AVENUE Q, AND THE WILD PARTY
JOIN BROADWAYCON’S SPECIAL GUEST LINEUP!

BroadwayCon’s star-studded lineup continues to grow, including the original voice of the hit animated movie “Anastasia,” fan favorite Paula from the CW’s “Crazy Ex Girlfriend,” and more. BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Liz Callaway (“Anastasia,” Merrily We Roll Along), Donna Lynne Champlin (“Crazy Ex Girlfriend,” Billy Elliot), Molly Hager (Waitress, Heathers: The Musical) , Chad Kimball (Come from Away, Memphis), Michael John LaChiusa (Composer, Lyricist, Librettist: The Wild Party), and Rick Lyon (Puppeteer: Avenue Q, “Sesame Street”) and have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. Tickets for BroadwayCon 2018 are available for purchase now at www.BroadwayCon.com/register.
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News from DKC

Disney's Newsies at Broadway in the Boros

Monday, July 31, 7-11 PM Williamsbridge Park Oval, Bronx 

Film of Live Broadway Musical NEWSIES with special guest performers and interactive crowd dance lesson (in partnership with the Parks Department).

For more information visit www1.nyc.gov/site/mome/production-in-nyc/broadway-in-the-boros.page.

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Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!’ Carries the Banner Again, Returning to Cinemas Nationwide on August 5 and 9 for Special Two-Day Summer Encore

 Due to an immensely successful and record-breaking cinematic debut, Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical! returns to movie theaters nationwide for a two-day encore presentation. Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre early last year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, who currently stars in the television series “Supergirl,” reprising the role he created as “Jack Kelly.”

Fathom Events partners with Disney Theatrical Productions to bring this spectacular stage show back to the big screen on Saturday, August 5 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times), including special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.

Tickets for Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 630 select cinemas. For a complete list of locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Joining Jordan are original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolgeras “Crutchie,” and NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les.” Since opening on Broadway in 2011, NEWSIES has played 1,711 performances between Broadway and the North American tour, to more than 2.5 million audience members in 65 cities across the country.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. 

NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award®-winner Alan Menkenand lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.NEWSIES is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work on the show. The entire creative team was reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America. 
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News from DKC/O&M

RUSH TICKET POLICY ANNOUNCED FOR
MICHAEL MOORE’S
BROADWAY DEBUT IN
THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER

$35 RUSH TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE DAY-OF AT THE BOX OFFICE
STARTING FRIDAY, JULY 28

STRICTLY LIMITED 12-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
AT THE BELASCO THEATRE

A rush ticket policy was announced today for the highly-anticipated Broadway debut of Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, and political icon Michael Moore in The Terms of My Surrender.  A limited quantity of $35 rush tickets will be sold each performance day when the box office opens, beginning on Friday, July 28.  The box office opens at 10 AM each day from Monday through Saturday and12 PM on Sundays, beginning August 20. There will be a limit of two tickets per customer and tickets can be purchased in-person only, by cash or credit card.  Seat locations will be at the discretion of the box office and based on availability. The limited 12-week engagement will begin previews at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street) on Friday, July 28, 2017 with an official opening night set for Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Performed live each night just blocks from Trump Tower, The Terms of My Surrender, like Moore’s films, will feature the wry, satirical humor of one of America’s iconic political observers and all-around-shit-disturbers, a fearless Midwesterner not interested in taking any prisoners. Audiences are in for one surprise after another.

In a time like no other in American history, and with a sense of urgency like never-before, Michael Moore comes to Broadway for the first time in an exhilarating, subversive show guaranteed to take audiences on a ride through the United States of Insanity, explaining once and for all how the f*** we got here, and where best to dine before crossing with the Von Trapp family over the Canadian border.

Tickets for The Terms of My Surrender are $29 - $149 and are available at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. During previews, performances are Monday – Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM (no matinee on 8/2/17). Regular performances are Tuesday at 7 PM andWednesday – Saturday at 8 PM, with 2 PM matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (no matinee on 9/3).

For more information, visit www.MichaelMooreOnBroadway.com.
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News from Karen Greco

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the world premiere of A REAL BOY, written by Stephen Kaplan and directed by Audrey Alford. Produced by Ivy Theatre Company in association with Athena Theatre, A REAL BOY begins performances on Wednesday, August 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 27Press Opening is Sunday, August 6 at 3.30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PMPerformances are at59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visitwww.59e59.org

When two puppets adopt a human child, they must deal with the fall out when the boy begins to grow strings. The boy’s overzealous (and human) teacher steps in to teach him how to be “normal,” igniting a political firestorm that threatens to engulf the entire community.
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Chill out with scorching tunes at 59E59 Theaters with the SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring Peter and Will Anderson with Molly Ryan on vocals

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome 59E59 favorites Peter & Will Anderson with SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. Produced by Reardon-Anderson Music and featuring jazz vocalist Molly RyanSONGBOOK SUMMIT begins performances on Wednesday, August 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 27. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:00 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Schedule adjustments: There is an added performance on Saturday, August 26 at 5:00 PM; there is no evening performance on Sunday, August 27.Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). A four-show package is available for $120 ($98 for 59E59 Members) and includes one ticket to your choice of performance for each composer. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org

Chill out with scorching tunes during the month of August at 59E59 Theaters! Identical twins Peter & Will Anderson — called “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” by The New York Times, return to 59E59 Theaters for a celebration of the Great American Songbook. Shining the spotlight on the distinguished career of one storied composer each week, a six-piece ensemble featuring vocalist Molly Ryan will perform hits such as 'Summertime,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Night & Day,' 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' and 'Rhapsody in Blue.’

August 2 - 6: Cole Porter
Cole Porter, whose musicals dominated Broadway from the 1930s to the 1950s, kicks off theSONGBOOK SUMMIT. Performance selections include ‘’Night & Day,' 'Begin the Beguine,' 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' 'I've Got You Under My Skin,' 'Just One of Those Things,' and more! 

August 8 - 13: Harold Arlen
Oscar-winner Harold Arlen is the next featured songwriter in the SONGBOOK SUMMIT. Selections feature 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' 'I've Got the World on a String,' 'Stormy Weather,' 'It's Only a Paper Moon,' 'That Old Black Magic,' and more! 

August 15 - 20: George Gershwin
One of the greatest composers of his generation, the prolific George Gershwin takes center stage for this week’s SONGBOOK SUMMIT. Selections include 'Rhapsody in Blue', 'Summertime,' 'I Got Rhythm,' 'They Can't Take That Away from Me,' 'Our Love is Here to Stay,' and more! 

Peter Anderson (tenor sax, clarinet), Will Anderson (alto sax, clarinet, flute) and Molly Ryan (vocals) perform as part of a sextet that includes Jeb Patton (piano), Tardo Hammer (piano), Steve Ash (piano),Clovis Nicolas (bass), Neal Miner (bass), and Philip Stewart (drums).

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AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
presents
GREEN AFTERNOON V
A Garden Dance Performance and Cocktail Reception
at the Home of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
East Hampton, NY
Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 5-7 p.m.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, August 5, 2017

The evening begins at 5 pm with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. After the moving installations, at 5:50 p.m., the audience will move to the lawn for a seated performance of Selwyn's developing work Refuge. The full world premiere of Refuge will take place at Mark Morris Dance Center from November 2-4, 2017.  Green Afternoon Vtakes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $90 ($150 for Patron Tickets) and can be purchased at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-afternoon-2017-tickets-34777751190.

Refuge, a new choreographic work by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre is inspired by Francesco Clemente's art installation Encampment.Looking at how we create safe space and find grounding in our lives, the piece traces an internal journey of transformation and enlightenment. Selwyn unfolds this passage with a vocabulary of immediate, athletic, sensuous, and raw movement that has come to define her work. The piece includes a progressive series of solos and duets punctuated by group sections that magnify the personal experience into a shared one.  Costume Design by Anna-Alisa Belous.  Sound Design by Joel Wilhelmi.  Dancers: Adam Robert Dickerson, Manon Halley, Torrey McAnena, Alex Cottone, and Sarah Starkweather. 
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News from Richard Hillman PR

M O T H E R F R E A K I N G H O O D!
BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY
JULIE DUNLAP AND SARA STOTTS
DIRECTED BY TERRY BERLINER


14TH NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL (NYMF)
PETER JAY SHARP THEATER (416 WEST 42ND STREET)

PERFORMANCES BEGIN AUGUST 1

MotherFreakingHood!, with book, music, and lyrics by Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts, will play six performances August 1st through 6th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd St.). Terry Berliner directs.

Rachael, wide-eyed and optimistic, is elated to finally put her party days behind her and become a mom...#YAY! Angie has pre-enrolled her unborn child in the most exclusive all-girls preschool (definitely a girl, she already has a boy). After three kids, Marcia thought she was done. Is it bad that she doesn’t want to cancel her wine of the month club or stop having sex on her back? With a soundtrack ranging from rock to pop to funk and more, join these three unlikely friends as they bond in the trenches from pregnancy tests to empty nests, dominating the diapers and tackling the teens with unmotherly charm, one bottle at a time!

MotherFreakingHood!, will play the following six performances: Tuesday, August 1 at 8:00pmThursday, August 3 at 10:30amFriday, August 4 at 9:00pmSaturday, August 5 at 5:00pm; and Sunday, August 6 at 10:30am and 2:00pm.

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THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
SPECIAL SUMMER 2017 MUSICALS IN MUFTI
PRESENTATION OF
JERRY'S GIRLS
A CELEBRATORY MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT OF GLAMOUR,
OPTIMISM, LOVE, MELODY, AND WOMEN
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JERRY HERMAN
CONCEPT BY LARRY ALFORD, WAYNE CILENTO, AND JERRY HERMAN
DIRECTED BY PAMELA HUNT
MUSIC DIRECTION BY ERIC SVEJCAR
AT YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER'S

11 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
AUGUST 5 -13, 2017

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017 AT 7:00PM


TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Light the Candles!   Get the Ice Out!  Blow the Bugle!  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles.   Jerry's Girls will be directed by York favorite Pamela Hunt (Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill), with music direction by Eric Svejcar (Marry Harry).

The limited engagement of Jerry's Girls will play 11 performances only, August 5 - 13, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, August 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Jerry's Girls is a captivating tribute to that all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, which brings the larger-than-life women of his shows center stage: matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi of Hello, Dolly!, exuberant Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, the benignly eccentric Countess Aurelia of Dear World, screen legend Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel, and the flamboyant ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles.  It affectionately celebrates his special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the American musical theatre. The all-female cast reminds us of how Jerry Herman has given voice to some of the most iconic show-stoppers ever written for Broadway. A winner of Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Drama Desk Awards, Jerry Herman is truly the master tunesmith of our time.

The York Theatre Company's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series of musical theatre gems, performed in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, celebrates its twenty-second historic year of shows from the past that deserve a second look.  Mufti means "in street clothes, without the trappings associated with a full production."

Jerry's Girls will play the following 11-performance schedule: Saturday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Sunday, August 6 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m.Thursday, August 10 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Friday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m.Saturday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for York Theatre Company Members only. Tickets for Jerry's Girls, NOW ON SALE, are priced at $45-$50 ($31.50 for Members - a savings of up to 35%).  Tickets may be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for this month's Monthly Mash-up.