The York Theatre Company is set to celebrate the life and career of Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jerry Herman in a one-night-only event titled Hello, Jerry!. The multimedia presentation will be presented by musical theatre historian Charles Troy at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s on January 24 at 7:30 PM.
Troy is also a graphic designer and former lyricist, who has created more than 50 multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects. His presentations blend recorded songs, original graphics, scanned photos, historic video, and scripted narrative.
Hello, Jerry! is presented in conjunction with the launch of the York’s Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, which will begin January 28 with a staged concert revival of Herman’s 1961 musical Milk and Honey. Following the second show, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, the series will conclude with a presentation of Herman’s Dear World, starring Tony winner Tyne Daly. Performances will begin February 25 for a limited engagement through March 5.
“We are thrilled to present Charles Troy, the renowned musical theatre historian, as we launch our Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the incomparable Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill,” stated James Morgan, the York’s producing artistic director, in a press statement. “Troy’s insight into the life and career of Jerry Herman will enhance our Mufti presentations of Milk and Honey and Dear World.”
For tickets and additional information, visit YorkTheatre.org.