Anderson and Vandermeer Are I & Albert Beginning June 29

News   Anderson and Vandermeer Are I & Albert Beginning June 29 Nancy Anderson and Gerritt Vandermeer star in the title roles of I & Albert, the second offering of the current Musicals in Mufti season. Performances begin June 29 at the York Theatre Company and run through July 1.
Nancy Anderson and Gerritt Vandermeer
Nancy Anderson and Gerritt Vandermeer

Anderson, who has appeared in numerous productions at the York, is Queen Victoria opposite the Prince Albert of Vandermeer, who has been seen in stagings of You Never Know and The Music Man. Directed by Michael Montel, the company also includes Edwin Cahill (LoveMusik, The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln), Roger DeWitt (The Woman in White), Nicholas Galbraith (West Side Story, Ravinia Festival), Stephen Mo Hanan (Jolson & Company, Cats), Ken Krugman (Assassins), Lorinda Lisitza (Happy End, Take Me Along), Gabriella Malek (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Threepenny Opera), Adam Riegler, Mackenzie Thomas (Mamma Mia!), Sasha Weiss and Nick Wyman (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

I and Albert features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and a book by Jay Presson Allen. The York production marks the musical's New York premiere; it was previously seen at London's Piccadilly in 1972. The show, according to press notes, "tells the love story between Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. In 1839, Victoria fell in love with Albert who was her first cousin from the small German principality of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Married in 1840, the royal couple's family life drastically differed with the images of previous British monarchs."

The musical plays the Theatre at Saint Peter's, which is located at 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (212) 935-5820 or visit www.yorktheatre.org.

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The Musicals in Mufti series offers rarely performed musicals in staged concert performances. "Mufti" means "in street clothes, without the usual trappings."

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