Cast Set for Mufti Starting Here, Starting Now

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Lyricist Richard Maltby Jr. will direct the upcoming revue of his and David Shire's theatre songs.
The York Theatre Company Musicals in Mufti
The York Theatre Company Musicals in Mufti

The York Theatre Company will wrap its 2016 Musicals in Mufti winter series with a revival of the Maltby & Shire revue Starting Here, Starting Now March 12-20. The three-member cast will feature Krystal Joy Brown (Motown, The Musical), Charlotte Maltby (Empire) and Bobby Conte Thornton (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum).

Continuing with the "mufti" theme, the 1977 show will receive pared-down, book-in-hand concert stagings at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s.

Starting Here, Starting Now features music by David Shire with lyrics and direction by Richard Maltby, Jr. The York bills the musical as a “bold, extroverted revue“ that examines romantic relationships. It includes songs from the team's musicals that closed out of town or had short runs. Maltby & Shire's later shows have included Closer Than Ever, Baby, Take Flight and Big. Working with others, Maltby supplied lyrics for Nick & Nora and English lyrics for Miss Saigon.

Tickets, starting at $45, can be purchased by visiting YorkTheatre.org or by calling (212) 935-5820.

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