Oh, Coward! and The Mad Show Added to York's Mufti Lineup

News   Oh, Coward! and The Mad Show Added to York's Mufti Lineup
 
York Theatre Company announced May 18 the other two titles for its upcoming Summer 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series, which presents musical theatre gems in staged concert performances.

The Mad Show composer Mary Rodgers
The Mad Show composer Mary Rodgers Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The musicals are Oh, Coward! (July 15-17) and The Mad Show (July 29-31), which will join the previously announced I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road and Still Getting My Act Together, which will be presented in repertory June 19-26.

Detailed show information follows:

Oh, Coward!
Words and music by Noël Coward
Devised by Roderick Cook
Presented as a nod to next year’s Coward Centennial, Oh, Coward! "is a revue of material from the Noël Coward library that premiered in 1972. The show intersperses some of Coward’s best songs with writings and anecdotes from his life. Witty, melodic and as dry as a glass of great champagne, Sir Noël’s work is unparalleled in its sophisticated style and ability to entertain theatre lovers of all ages."

The Mad Show
Based on MAD Magazine
Book by Larry Siegel and Stan Hart
Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Larry Siegel and Steven Vinaver
Music by Mary Rodgers
The Mad Show premiered in 1966. "A comic revue filled with songs, sketches and the irreverent humor in the style of the ever-popular Mad magazine, the original production featured Linda Lavin and Jo Anne Worley. While spoofing everything from television commercials to the generation gap, The Mad Show includes the timeless and hilarious sketch, 'How to Be President.'"
The Mad Show will be directed by Carl Andress.

York Theatre Company at St. Peter's is located on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue. For tickets visit www.yorktheatre.org or call (212) 935-5820.

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Mufti means "in street clothes, without the trappings associated with the original productions."

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