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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.

LOLITA, MY LOVE

February 23 - March 3, 2019

Caitlin Cohn and Robert Sella in York's LOLITA, MY LOVE in Mufti (photo by Ben Strothmann)
Caitlin Cohn and Robert Sella in York's LOLITA, MY LOVE in Mufti (photo by Ben Strothmann)
Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER
Music by JOHN BARRY
Edited by ERIK HAAGENSEN
Score Reconstruction/Music Direction by DENIZ CORDELL
Directed by EMILY MALTBY
Based on the novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov

Based on the 1955 novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita, My Love, which originally closed in Boston in 1971, closely follows the legendary novel: a college professor named Humbert Humbert becomes fascinated by and starts to seduce his landlady's young daughter, Dolores "Lolita" Haze. The fascination quickly turns into obsession, and soon a whirlwind race across the US begins.  ”For this Mufti presentation, Erik Haagensen (Darling of the Day in Mufti) has edited together a new script from Lerner's assorted drafts, each vastly different from the others. Haagensen has stated that “Now audiences will have a chance to hear [Lolita] on stage and decide for themselves what they think of this unquestionably daring musical that begins as a black comedy and ends in tragedy.” Nabokov himself said “Mr. Lerner is most talented and an excellent classicist. If you have to make a musical of ‘Lolita,’ he is the man to do it.”

Photos by Ben Strothmann

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Director Emily Maltby and Actress Caitlin Cohn discuss York's 'Lolita, My Love' in Mufti

WINTER 2019 “MUSICALS IN MUFTI” SERIES CELEBRATING the centennial of LEGENDARY LIBRETTIST AND LYRICIST ALAN JAY LERNER

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Our acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series (and recent recipient of an Obie Awards Grant) returns to The York, this season celebrating the centennial of legendary librettist and lyricist ALAN JAY LERNER (BrigadoonCamelotLove Life, and My Fair Lady). The series will include CARMELINA, THE DAY BEFORE SPRING, and LOLITA, MY LOVE, as well as 2 multimedia events by theater historian Charles Troy honoring Lerner and Frederick Loewe's MY FAIR LADY and CAMELOT, plus a one-night-only concert, ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE: THE SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE... AND FRIENDS! Scroll down to read everything this Mufti Series has to offer this season, or SUBSCRIBE TODAY and SAVE UP TO $30! 

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