One in a continuing series of special musical shows to coincide with exhibits at the uptown Manhattan museum, "Mayor" & Company celebrates New York musical theatre of the 1970s and '80s. It's the fourth cabaret of the museum's popular "Perform" series is inspired by the new exhibition "New York Comes Back: Mayor Ed Koch and the City." Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie) wrote the musical, Mayor, about the popular Koch, and songs from the show will be heard. Singing other numbers from the Koch era (1977-89) will be Broadway's Brigid Brady (The Phantom of the Opera), Andrea Burns (The Full Monty and Disney's Beauty and the Beast), David Larsen (Good Vibrations) and T. Oliver Reid (La Cage aux Folles and Thoroughly Modern Millie).
Written and directed by Michael Montel, with Lawrence Yurman as musical director, the program includes songs by Stephen Sondheim, Roger Miller, Kander and Ebb, and Bock and Harnick. Political or mayoral-themed songs from non-Koch-era musicals will also be heard ("September Song," "Little Tin Box," among others).
Reservations are required. Admission is $10 for museum members, seniors, and students; $15 for general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (212) 534-1672 ext. 3395. Visit www.mcny.org.