The York Theatre Company will present the Marymount Manhattan College staged reading of Marty April 29 and 30. The musical features a book by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains) and music and lyrics by Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye, Bye Birdie) and Lee Adams (Applause, Golden Boy).
Barbara Siman will direct the presentations, with music direction by Brett Kristofferson; performances will take place at The York Company at Saint Peter’s.
Based on the 1955 Oscar-winning film of the same name, the story follows a lonely butcher from the Bronx who meets and courts a teacher from Brooklyn. It was first staged in 2002 at the Huntington Theatre starring John C. Reilly in the title role.
Performances of Marty are free for Marymount Manhattan College students and York Theatre Company platinum members. Tickets are available by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street) or online here.