Erin Davie, Janet Dacal, Santino Fontana and More Star in York's The Game of Love May 11-13
By Andrew Gans
York Theatre Company, headed by producing artistic director James Morgan, concludes its Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival with the New York premiere of The Game of Love, which runs May 11-13 at the Off-Broadway venue.
The Game of Love, which is is based on The Anatol Plays by Arthur Schnitzler, features book and lyrics by Jones, music by classical composer Jacques Offenbach, and arrangements and additional music by Nancy Ford.
Directed by West Hyler with music direction by Ford, the cast boasts Tom Aulino (On the Town), Erin Davie (Curtains, A Little Night Music), Janet Dacal (In the Heights, Wonderland), Santino Fontana (Sons of the Prophet, Billy Elliot), Jillian Louis (York’s I’m Getting My Act Together…), Elizabeth Loyacano (The Woman in White), Ramona Mallory (A Little Night Music), Robb Sapp (Wicked, Shrek The Musical) and Steve Routman (La Bete).
The Game of Love, according to the York, is a "deliciously romantic musical about the frivolities and foibles of love that takes place in 19th-century Vienna. At the center of the piece is Anatol (Santino Fontana) a playful Lothario, whose rendezvous with five unique women unfold over the course of this sensuous, melodic romp."
Show times are Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Talkbacks follow the matinees.
Tickets are priced $39.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
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