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.
OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 3, 2019
Music Directed by DENIZ CORDELL
Cole Porter and Ethel Merman teamed up for their fourth hit with 1940's PANAMA HATTIE, in which a brassy nightclub owner must bid for the approval of her fiancé’s family – a task only made more complicated when she discovers a plan to blow up the Panama Canal. With a raucous book about sailors and singers in the Panama Canal Zone and a snappy Porter score that includes “Let’s Be Buddies,” “I've Still Got My Health” and “Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please,” PANAMA HATTIE was a smash in its day, but is now mostly known for its distinctly unfaithful film adaptation. In response to the original production, Brooks Atkinson in The New York Times stated, “if the Navy ever hears about Panama Hattie, it will be hard to keep the fleet in the Pacific. As far as that goes, it is going to be hard to keep New Yorkers at home in the evenings this Winter.”
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.