Irving Berlin Musical Completes "Musicals in Mufti" December Season

News   Irving Berlin Musical Completes "Musicals in Mufti" December Season
 
Miss Liberty, the 1949 Broadway musical featuring a score by Irving Berlin and a book by Robert E. Sherwood, will be part of the York Theatre Company's "Musicals in Mufti" season.

Liberty joins the previously announced Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi and Mirette. The Berlin musical will be presented Dec. 9 at 8 PM, Dec. 10 at 2:30 and 8 PM and Dec. 11 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM.

Theda Bara will play the York Dec. 2-5 in a production directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Miss Liberty follows, playing Dec. 9-12, and the season will conclude with Mirette, directed by Drew Scott Harris.

Miss Liberty, according to press notes, is a "musical comedy set in 1895, at the time of the Statue of Liberty's dedication, which centers on a NY newspaper reporter's trip to Paris to find the model who posed for the statue.  Antic and romantic complications ensue." The musical opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre in 1949, playing over 300 performances. Moss Hart directed with choreography by Jerome Robbins; the company featured Eddie Albert and Mary McCarty.

The "Musicals in Mufti" series presents musicals in staged concert settings. "Mufti" means "in street clothes, without the usual trappings."

The York Theatre Company is located at 619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 54th Street. Tickets for the "Mufti" productions are priced at $40 and can be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more information, go to www.yorktheatre.org.

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