The Musicals in Mufti Series presents three to five concert revival readings of underappreciated Broadway musicals for 10 performances each. "Mufti" means "in everyday clothes, without all the trappings of a large production," and each show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. The series has celebrated such writers as Richard Rodgers, George Abbott and Joseph Stein. Buy tickets for as low as $45!

DEAR WORLD

February 25 - March 5, 2017

Dear World

Book by JEROME LAWRENCE and ROBERT E. LEE
New Version by DAVID THOMPSON
Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN

Based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux As adapted by MAURICE VALENCY

Music Directed by CHRISTOPHER McGOVERN
Directed by MICHAEL MONTEL 

Featuring: TYNE DALY, with DEWEY CADELL, J. BERNARD CALLOWAY, BEN CHERRY, ALISON FRASER, STEPHEN MO HANAN, ANN HARADA, ERIKA HENNINGSEN, HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA, PETER LAND, GORDON STANLEY, KRISTOPHER THOMPSON-BOLDEN, LENNY WOLPE 

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. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry -- not to mention two other madwomen, a local garbageman, and a pair of young lovers -- the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. With Dear World's opening on Broadway in 1969, Mr. Herman became the first composer-lyricist to have three productions simultaneously running on Broadway, and 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Honoree Angela Lansbery's performance won her the second of her five (so far) Tony Awards.