By Andrew Gans
04 Oct 2010
Michael Montel will direct a cast that features Juliette Allen Angelo (Billy Elliot), Becky Barta (Les Misérables), Michael Farina (In My Life), Tony winner George S. Irving (the original Broadway production of I Remember Mama), newcomer Zach Landes, Erin Mackey (Sondheim on Sondheim), Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Marissa O’Donnell (Shrek), Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Miss Saigon), Maureen Silliman (the original Broadway production of I Remember Mama), Barbara Tirrell (Wicked), newcomer Tanner Tompkins and Price Waldman (The Little Mermaid).
Mark Hartman is musical director.
The series of semi-staged performances will also include I Love My Wife (Oct. 22-24).
Details of the shows follow:
I Remember Mama
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Additional lyrics by Raymond Jessel
Based on the play by John Van Druten
Oct. 8-10, 2010
"Journey back to turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco and join the Hansen family, a tight-knit group of recent Norwegian immigrants, as they make their way through an unfamiliar time and place with a little bit of luck, some laughs and a lot of love. Inspired by Kathryn Forbes’ Mama’s Bank Account, I Remember Mama was Richard Rodgers’ last Broadway musical."
I Love My Wife
Book and lyrics by Michael Stewart
Music composed and arranged by Cy Coleman
Oct. 22-24, 2010
"I Love My Wife is a dynamic, irreverent look at relationships and marriage during the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Grappling with the rapidly shifting spirit of the time, two New Jersey couples consider merging their marriages in this hilarious hit musical from Broadway’s 1977 season."
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan is the producing artistic director) plays the Theatre at Saint Peter's, which is located at 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. For more information or to purchase tickets, priced $39.50, call (212) 935-5820 or visit www.yorktheatre.org.
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