The Musicals in Mufti Series presents three to five concert revival readings of underappreciated Broadway musicals for 11 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, Jerry Herman, Joseph Stein, Sheldon Harnick, and, most recently, Jule Styne. Buy tickets for as low as $45.
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF COLE PORTER
OCTOBER 12-20, 2019
Originally Created and Directed by BEN BAGLEY
Music Directed by ERIC SVEJCAR
Directed by PAMELA HUNT
The irreverent musical journey that is THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF COLE PORTER, originally conceived by Ben Bagley in 1965, travels the globe through an array of gems from the vast Porter canon, both familiar and forgotten. The "world" under scrutiny is that between 1919 and 1945 when, indeed, some considerable declining and falling went on. Unfortunately (but fortunately for us), it's just as relevant now as it was over fifty years ago. As Porter wrote,"times have changed, and we've often rewound the clock"-- and here we are doing it again.
The New York Times, in its original review, declared that the revue “relishes Cole Porter, feasting on his lively and lilting tunes, tunes that are so marked by the Porter dash and swagger that they are immediately recognizable even though one may never have heard them before.” In times of great turmoil, Porter created a world of his own through his songs, and made ours richer in the process.
FALL 2019 MUSICALS IN MUFTI SERIES CELEBRATING COLE PORTER
Our acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series (and a 2018 recipient of an Obie Awards Grant) returns to The York for a special fall series celebrating the legendary COLE PORTER (Anything Goes; Kiss Me, Kate; Can-Can; Silk Stockings). The series includes one of Porter's first hits FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN, the satirical revue THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF COLE PORTER, and the rarely produced PANAMA HATTIE. Join us for a celebration of the man who gave the world such standards as "Night and Day," "Begin the Beguine," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "You're the Top," and much, much more! Scroll down for more information.