Heading the company of Philip Glassborow and Nick McIvor's musical comedy will be Tyler Maynard, Nancy Anderson, Lynne Wintersteller, David Staller and Seth Rudetsky. The 1933-set musical will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with musical direction by Ken Clifton. Performance dates are Oct. 28 at 8 PM, Oct. 29 at 2:30 and 8 PM and Oct. 30 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM. (Matinees performances will be followed by audience discussions.)
The Great Big Radio Show!, which features a book by Philip Glassborow and Nick McIvor and music and lyrics by Glassborow, was first presented in London in 1992. The York engagement marks the musical's American premiere. Set in 1933 New York, the musical concerns a weekly radio variety program that is about to air live, but the star of the show, Gloria Pilbeam, cannot be found. Radio Show! also includes arrangements and dance music by David Rhind-Tutt.
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.
* The "Mufti" series will continue with Jeffrey Kindley and Craig Carnelia's Is There Life After High School, Nov. 4-6. This 1982 Broadway musical will feature direction by composer-lyricist Carnelia with musical direction by Brian Perry.
Other offerings in the 2005-2006 "Mufti" season will include Jeff Hochhauser and Bob Johnston's Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi and the New York premiere of Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt and Elizabeth Diggs' Mirette. The York Theatre Company's season will also feature two fully produced mainstage productions, two workshops and a family-friendly production.