York's Mufti Casts to Feature Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi, Chris Hoch, Jim Stanek, KT Sullivan

News   York's Mufti Casts to Feature Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi, Chris Hoch, Jim Stanek, KT Sullivan The award-winning York Theatre Company has announced the casts for Oh, Coward! and The Mad Show, the next titles in its Summer 2011 Musicals in Mufti Series, which presents musical theatre gems in staged concert performances.

Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Photo by Meredith Zinner

Following the recent repertory run of I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road and Still Getting My Act Together, performances are scheduled for July 15-17 for Oh, Coward! and July 29-31 for The Mad Show.

Directed by Michael Montel with musical direction by Greg Pliska, Oh, Coward! will feature Peter Land (RSC’s All's Well That Ends Well on Broadway; The Phantom of the Opera and Cabaret in London), Jim Stanek (The Story of My Life, Little Women) and MAC Award winner KT Sullivan (headliner at The Oak Room and Carnegie Hall, "A Prairie Home Companion").

The Mad Show, directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister) with music direction by Matt Castle (Enter Laughing, The Musical), will feature Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, I Love You Because), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Spamalot), Christine Pedi (Newsical, Sirius XM Radio), Tally Sessions (Yank!, The House of Blue Leaves) and Steven Strafford (Spamalot).

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. Individual tickets are $39.50 and available at the York box office, by calling (212) 935-5820 or by visiting yorktheatre.org.

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

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