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 Day Before Spring
February 9-17, 2019
Music Direction by DAVID HANCOCK TURNER
Directed and Adapted by MARC ACITO
The York revisits one of Lerner and Loewe’s lesser known gems with the short-lived 1945 The Day Before Spring. A married woman attends a college reunion where she meets the man with whom she almost eloped ten years before. Romantically stirred by a novel he has written about her, she considers leaving her husband and reuniting with her former flame. With a score that was never recorded, moments of The Day Before Spring served as inspiration for such Lerner and Loewe classics as Gigi and My Fair Lady. This production will feature all of the songs from the original score after recently being discovered for a 2010 UK production.
This will mark the first hearing of the original score in New York since it closed on Broadway in 1946!
"WONDERFUL! YORK IS GIVING US A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THIS RARE WORK AGAIN."
-Forbes on Film and Footlights
WINTER 2019 “MUSICALS IN MUFTI” SERIES CELEBRATING the centennial of LEGENDARY LIBRETTIST AND LYRICIST ALAN JAY LERNER
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 (Brigadoon, Camelot, Love 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!