Jule Styne - Musicals in Mufti 2018


"Jule is one of the true leading light of the Golden Age of Broadway and, while we have done a number of his shows in the series (Fade Out, Fade In; the original version of Hallelujah, Baby!; and Darling of the Day twice -- both times to sold-out houses), this is the first time we have dedicated an entire series to this master composer."

-James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of The York


February 24th- March 4th, 2018


Book & Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
Suggested by the Book by Edmund G. Love
Music Directed by David Hancock Turner
Directed by Stuart Ross

Originally produced by David Merrick, Subways Are for Sleeping tells the tale of Angie, a reporter sent to get the scoop on a segment of NYC society -- a group of well-dressed homeless people sleeping in the New York subway system -- that lives by their own rules. Going undercover, Angie learns how the carefree other half lives and begins to see there might be another way to experience the world. Subways Are for Sleeping is perhaps best known for an infamous publicity stunt in which Merrick invited New Yorkers with the same names as some of the prominent theatre critics at the time, using their favorable reviews in a print ad. Stuart Ross (Enter Laughing) will direct.

Photos by Ben Strothmann


Subways for Sleeping Headshots


February 10th- February 18th, 2018

Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner, Ned Eisenberg

Book by Jack Rosenthal
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Jule Styne
Based on the Teleplay by Jack Rosenthal
New Book by David Thompson
Music Directed by Darren R. Cohen
Directed by Annette Jolles

Based on Rosenthal's award-winning 1976 BBC1 teleplay of the same name, Bar Mitzvah Boy is a bittersweet musical comedy about a young Jewish boy who runs away from his Bar Mitzvah into which his parents have poured their efforts and money. Looking at the adult world, young Eliot Green doubts if he can cope with being a part of it. Rosenthal's hysterical story of a family's anxious build-up to their only son's Bar Mitzvah will resonate with many Jewish families, but this classic tale speaks loudly for any important family occasion -- whatever the religion. Originally produced at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End in 1978, Bar Mitzvah Boy is composer Jule Styne's only musical written expressly for London, and this presentation marks the New York premiere of a new version first presented in London in 2016, with a book adapted by David Thompson and new songs with lyrics by Black, using previously unheard Styne melodies. Annette Jolles (Mark Felt, Superstar!) directs.

Photos by Ben Strothmann


Bar Mitzvah Boy Headshots


January 27th- February 4th, 2018

HALLELUJAH BABY Production Photo 8

Book by Arthur Laurents
Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Additional Lyrics by Amanda Green
Music by Jule Styne
Music Direction by David Hancock Turner
Directed by Gerry McIntyre

Hallelujah, Baby! tells of Georgina, an African-American woman on her journey to financial and social independence during oe of the most tumultuous socio-political times in U.S. history. A chronicle of the African-American struggle for equality during the first half of the 20th century, Hallelujah, Baby! launched the career of Broadway and TV legend Leslie Uggams. The rich score includes "My Own Morning," "Talking to Yourself," and "Being Good." This presentation marks the New York premiere of the revised version that Laurents created for productions at the George Street Playhouse and Arena Stage in 2004 and 2005, with additional lyrics by Amanda Green. Gerry McIntyre (Spamilton, Choreography) is set to direct, making his Mufti debut.


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Musical in Muftis 2018

The Music of Jule Styne - A Cabaret at The York
Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00PM

 With the scores of such Broadway classics as Gypsy, Funny Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, and Bells Are Ringing, to his credit, composer Jule Styne ranks as one of the undisputed architects of the American musical theatre. The York continues its Jule Styne celebration with an intimate evening dedicated to the man behind such showstoppers and standards as "Three Coins in the Fountain," "The Party's Over," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "People," "Diamond Are a Girl's Best Friend," and much much more! A special lineup of performers will be announced shortly.

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$10 for York Plus! Members
$15 for York! Members
(Regularly $30)

2018 Musicals in Mufti - Charles Troy Events

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!