Lucky Stiff Concert Has Testa, Metz, Gets, Zagnit, Skinner at York Theatre, Oct. 24-26

News   Lucky Stiff Concert Has Testa, Metz, Gets, Zagnit, Skinner at York Theatre, Oct. 24-26 Mary Testa and Paul Kandel, veterans of the original Playwrights Horizons run of Lucky Stiff, the musical comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, will appear in the Oct. 24-26 concert version by The York Theatre Company.

The Stiff cast for the Musicals in Mufti series at the York includes Malcolm Gets, Janet Metz, Erick Devine, Stuart Zagnit and Emily Skinner, under the direction of Graciela Daniele (Once on This Island, Ragtime) . David Loud musical directs.

York presents five performances at The Theatre at St. Peter's in the Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington at 54th Street.

Lucky Stiff premiered at Playwrights Horizons in April 1988 and was the first show of future Tony Award winners Ahrens and Flaherty to be produced outside a family-theatre arena (they had collaborated on a Theatreworks USA musical for kids).

Ahrens penned book and lyrics, Flaherty the music, drawing on the Michael Butterworth novel, "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo." Lucky Stiff was the recipient of a 1988 Richard Rodgers Production Award and 1990 Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical.

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning Ragtime, and Once on This Island and Seussical, plus Off-Broadway's A Man of No Importance. Lucky Stiff plays 8 PM Oct. 24. 2:30 and 8 PM Oct. 25 and 2:30 and 7:30 PM Oct. 26.

For ticket information, call (212) 868-4444.

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A studio cast album preserves the score of the comic musical. Thommie Walsh directed the original staging.

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