Mufti Encore!: Enter Laughing to Return to the York in December

News   Mufti Encore!: Enter Laughing to Return to the York in December Enter Laughing: The Musical, which was recently seen at the York Theatre Company as part of its Musicals in Mufti series, will return to the Off-Broadway venue for four performances in December.

Directed by Stuart Ross, the semi-staged concert performances will be presented Dec. 13 at 8 PM, Dec. 14 at 3 and 8 PM and Dec. 15 at 3 PM. The cast will feature Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Bruce Adler, Paul Binotto, Josh Grisetti, Kaitlin Hopkins, Trisha Rapier, Robb Sapp, Emily Shoolin and Kelly Sullivan. Matt Castle, who is the show's musical director, will also appear in several cameo roles.

In a statement York artistic director James Morgan said, "Enter Laughing was a delightful surprise to all of us — it played like gangbusters! We're thrilled we're able to bring it back for people who missed it, and for people who want to see it again. It is a show that deserves a significant future life, and we're delighted to be the ones who are able to make that happen."

Enter Laughing: The Musical features a book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by the late Stan Daniels. The musical is based on Stein's play, which was based on Carl Reiner's semi-autobiographical novel.

Originally titled So Long, 174th Street, Enter Laughing: The Musical concerns "the journey of young aspiring actor David Kolowitz as he tries to free himself from overly protective parents and girlfriends, while struggling to meet the challenge of a lack of talent in 1930s New York City," according to press notes.

The York Theatre Company plays the Theatre at Saint Peter's, which is located at 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. For more information or to purchase tickets, priced $35, call (212) 935-5820 or visit www.yorktheatre.org. *

"Mufti" means "in street clothes, without the usual trappings."

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