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
SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING
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