Still "Young and Foolish": Plain & Fancy, With Cady Huffman, Begins Concert Run

News   Still "Young and Foolish": Plain & Fancy, With Cady Huffman, Begins Concert Run The "Musicals in Mufti" series, which presents Broadway musicals in staged concert settings, continues Oct. 27 with the 1955 musical Plain & Fancy. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman portrays Ruth Winters in the York Theatre Company production.
Cady Huffman and Jordan Leeds
Cady Huffman and Jordan Leeds Photo by Bruce Glikas

Plain & Fancy will play through Oct. 29. Huffman will be joined onstage by Nancy Anderson (Hilda Miller), Ward Billeisen, Sara DeLaney, Erick Devine, Rick Hilsabeck, Beth Kirkpatrick, Adam Laird, Jordan Leeds (Dan King), Jack Noseworthy (Peter), Charlotte Rae (Emma), Dan Sharkey (Ezra) and Jim Sorensen. David Glenn Armstrong directs. In a previous statement director Armstrong said, "It's a mystery to me why Plain & Fancy hasn't had a more prolific life; it's a great musical in the Rodgers & Hammerstein vein, wherein outsiders confront a closed society. It's a perfect show. Plain & Fancy should be enjoying a major revival, and the York is rectifying a major wrong by presenting its first professional New York production in over half a century."

Plain & Fancy features music by Albert Hague, lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt and a book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman. "It Wonders Me" and "Young and Foolish" were its standout numbers that found airplay beyond the show. It was an early vehicle for a young Barbara Cook.

Cady Huffman received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in The Producers. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Steel Pier, Big Deal, La Cage aux Folles and Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. Huffman has been seen on screen in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "One Life to Live," "Sunday on the Rocks," "Hero" and "Space Marines" and will soon be seen in "Itty Bitty Titty Committee" and "Romance & Cigarettes."

The York Theatre Company is located in St. Peter's Theatre, just east of Lexington Avenue on East 54th Street. Tickets by calling (212) 935-5820 or by visiting www.yorktheatre.org.

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

Dan Sharkey, Ward Billeisen, Erick Devine, Adam Laird and Jim Sorensen
Dan Sharkey, Ward Billeisen, Erick Devine, Adam Laird and Jim Sorensen Photo by Bruce Glikas
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