The York Theatre Company's 25th anniversary Musicals in Mufti season, celebrating the work of librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, concludes February 23–March 3 with the New York premiere of Lolita, My Love.
Directed by Emily Maltby with music direction by Deniz Cordell, the 13-member cast features George Abud (The Band’s Visit) as Clare Quilty, Caitlin Cohn (The Secret Garden) as Dolores “Lolita” Haze, Robert Sella (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Humbert Humbert, Thursday Farrar (Aida) as Dr. June Ray, and Jessica Tyler Wright (Sweeney Todd) as Charlotte Haze, with Becca Fox (Singin’ in the Rain), Hanako Greensmith (Spring Awakening), Victoria Huston-Elem (Finding Neverland), Jay Aubrey Jones (Assassins), Kennedy Kanagawa (Into the Woods), Max Meyers (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), Mark Montague (A Very Brady Musical), and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, The Musical).
Based on the 1955 novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, the musical, which originally closed in Boston in 1971, has music by John Barry and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, as edited by Erik Haagensen.
Lolita, My Love follows a college professor named Humbert Humbert, who becomes fascinated by and starts to seduce his landlady's young daughter, Dolores "Lolita" Haze. The fascination quickly turns into obsession, and soon a whirlwind race across the U.S. begins.
The production team includes lighting designer Stephen O’Shea, production manager Kevin Maloof, production stage manager Chris Steckel, and assistant stage manager Kayla Santos. Casting is by Carol Hanzel.
A Mufti one-night-only event, Almost Like Being in Love: An Evening of Lerner & Loewe…and Friends, will be presented February 25 at 7 PM.