The series, which presents musicals in staged concert performances, begins March 19 with Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane's Best Foot Forward. Directed by Jay Binder, the musical will feature Justin Bohon, Jen Cody, Tom Deckman, Sarah Jane Everman, Angela Gaylor, Leah Hocking, Phillip LeStrange, Stacie Morgain Lewis, Michael Mastro, Mark Price, Jim Stanek and Gene Weygandt. Michael Dansicker will be the musical director; show times are March 19 at 8 PM, March 20 at 2:30 and 8 PM and March 21 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM. The original 1941 production of Best Foot Forward was directed by the legendary George Abbott and spawned the hit tune "Buckle Down Winsocki." Harold Rome's Fanny will be presented March 26-28 in a production helmed by Michael Montel. With musical direction by Andrew Gerle, the cast will include Matt Bogart, David Pittu, David Schramm and Martin Vidnovic. Originally produced by David Merrick, Fanny is a musical version of Pagnol's Marius trilogy and originally starred Ezio Pinza and Florence Henderson. Fanny show times are March 26 at 8 PM, March 27 at 2:30 and 8 PM and March 28 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM.
The Musicals in Mufti season concludes with Alan Menken, Alan Brennert and David Spencer's Weird Romance. This newly revised version features two new songs and a cast led by Darius de Haas, John Hickok, Marcy Harriell, Deven May, Brooke Sunny Moriber and Karen Ziemba. Sheryl Keller directs with musical direction by Fred Lassen. Show times for the science fiction musical are April 2 at 8 PM, April 3 at 2:30 and 8 PM and April 4 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM.
Tickets, priced $20-$35, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. All shows are performed at the York Theatre's home at the theater at Saint Peter’s in Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street).