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
January 27th- February 4th, 2018
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.