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Jule Styne - Musicals in Mufti 2018

WINTER 2018 “MUSICALS IN MUFTI” SERIES CELEBRATING LEGENDARY BROADWAY COMPOSER JULE STYNE

"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

HALLELUJAH, BABY!

January 27th- February 4th, 2018

Hallelujah Baby, Mufti 2017

Book by Arthur Laurents
Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne

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.

BAR MITZVAH BOY

February 10th- February 18th, 2018

Bar Mitzvah Boy, Mufti 2017

Book by Jack Rosenthal
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Jule Styne

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.

SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING

February 24th- March 4th, 2018

Musicals in Mufti 2018 - Subways Are for Sleeping

Book & Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne

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.

plus check out these special events at the york
in the jule styne celebration

The Creation of GYPSY and The Creation of FUNNY GIRL -- Two Multimedia Presentations by Charles Troy

 

Charles Troy Special Event for Jule Styne Mufti Series

Monday, January 29th, 7:30PM The Creation of Gypsy

 Librettist Arthur Laurents signed on to producer David Merrick's musicalization of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee's autobiography when he realized the show should really not be about her, but about her impossible stage mother. Young Stephen Sondheim and veteran tunesmith Jule Styne were then forced to pair up by the dictates of star Ethel Merman — and went on to write one of the most memorable scores in Broadway history.

Special Member Prices!
$10 for York Plus! Members
$15 for York! Members
(Regularly $20)

 Tuesday, January 30th, 7:30PM The Creation of FUNNY GIRL

Fanny Brice’s daughter wanted a musical that would commemorate her late mother. At the same time, a raw teenage talent named Barbra Streisand, who reminded many people of Fanny Brice, was trying to break into show business. These two separate quests happened to align, in an amazing cosmic coincidence that resulted in a hit show — and the launch of one of the most successful entertainment careers of the last fifty years.

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$10 for York Plus! Members
$15 for York! Members
(Regularly $20)

The Music of Jule Styne

-A Cabaret at The York

Jule Styne Cabaret

Thursday, February 13th, 7:00PM
The Music of Jule Styne

 With the scores of such Broadway classics as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, Bells Are Ringing, Gypsy, and Funny Girl 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.

Special Member Prices!
$10 for York Plus! Members
$15 for York! Members
(Regularly $20)

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!