The New York premiere of Ed Dixon’s musical will begin performances at the York Feb. 1 with an official opening Feb. 14. The limited engagement, under the direction of James Brennan, will play through March 26. The production will feature musical direction by Stan Tucker. The Fanny Hill cast comprises Patti Allison, Nancy Anderson, David Cromwell, Michael J. Farina, Gina Ferrall, Adam Monley, Emily Skinner, Christianne Tisdale and Tony Yazbeck. The creative team also includes Michael Bottari and Ronald Case (scenic and costume design) and Phil Monat (lighting design).
Fanny Hill is based on the John Cleland novel and, according to press notes, is “the story of a beautiful but poor country girl who travels to London to make her fortune and ends up making a great deal more. . . the army, the navy and most of Parliament! In the face of big city trials and tribulations, our indefatigable heroine ends up giving new meaning to the expression ‘making it’ when she becomes the foremost practitioner of the world’s oldest profession.”
The York Theatre Company is located in St. Peter’s Theatre, just east of Lexington Avenue on East 54th Street. Tickets, priced $45 (previews) and $55 (Feb. 14-March 26), are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more information go to www.yorktheatre.org.