Gaswirth Replaces Steggert in Mufti Knickerbocker Holiday

News   Gaswirth Replaces Steggert in Mufti Knickerbocker Holiday Nick Gaswirth, who played Harpo Marx in last season's Musicals in Mufti staging of Minnie's Boys, has replaced Bobby Steggert in the role of Brom Broeck in the upcoming Mufti presentation of Knickerbocker Holiday.

Steggert had to leave the production unexpectedly due to a family emergency, according to a June 25 press statement. Ric Stoneback has also replaced ensemble member John O'Creagh.

The York Theatre Company production also features Kelli Barrett as Tina Tienhoven, Walter Charles as Tienhoven, Josh Grisetti as Washington Irving and Martin Vidnovic as Pieter Stuyvesant with William Parry, Ronica Reddick, Roland Rusinek and Jendi Tarde.

Playing June 26-28, the musical by Maxwell Anderson and composer Kurt Weill will be the 75th title in the staged-concert Off-Broadway Musicals in Mufti series.

The concert will be directed by Michael Unger with music direction by John Bell.

According to York notes, "Knickerbocker Holiday is a witty yet caustic musical comedy about a man who cannot take orders from anybody. This cult classic (which went on to inspire the Oscar-nominated film of the same name) opened on Broadway in 1938 and imaginatively used the setting of New York City on the eve of the American Revolution to create a farcical response to President Roosevelt's New Deal. Based on 'Father Knickerbocker's History' by American master Washington Irving with music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, [the show] is filled with romance and political humor…" The score includes "How Can You Tell an American?," "It Never Was You" and "September Song."

All performances will be presented at the Theatre at Saint Peter's (54th Street, just east of Lexington Ave), June 26 at 8 PM; June 27 at 2:30 & 8 PM; and June 28 at 2:30 & 7:30 PM. Audience talkbacks will follow both matinees.

Tickets are $37.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org or call the York's box office at (212) 935-5820.