York's Musicals in Mufti Will Feature Sara Jean Ford, Klea Blackhurst, Andrew Samonsky, Lynne Wintersteller and More
By Adam Hetrick
Claybourne Elder, Sara Jean Ford, Klea Blackhurst, Andrew Samonsky and Lynne Wintersteller are among the actors who will participate in the York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Series, which will include limited engagements of Hollywood Pinafore, Happy Hunting and Silk Stockings.
Hollywood Pinafore, featuring book and lyrics by George S. Kaufman and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, will be directed by Marc Kaufman with music direction by Beth Falcon. It will be staged March 1-3 and will feature Elder, Ford, Susan Bloomaert, Tom Galantich, David Schramm and Mary Stout.
Following will be Happy Hunting — with book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, lyrics by Matt Dubey and music by Harold Karr — which will be presented March 15-17. David Glenn Armstrong directs with music direction by David Andrews Rogers. In addition to Blackhurst, Samonsky and Wintersteller, the cast will include Ward Billeisen, Joy Franz, Jessica Grové and Seán Martin Hingston.
The final production will be Silk Stockings, with a book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath and Abe Burrows (as adapted by Stuart Ross), music and lyrics by Cole Porter with stage direction by Stuart Ross. It will run March 22-24 with a cast led by Stephen DeRosa, Erick Devine and Michael Kostroff.
Additional casting will be announced.
As previously reported, the Musicals in Mufti production of Two By Two will feature Jason Alexander and Tovah Feldshuh; performances are scheduled for Feb. 15-17.
Tickets are priced $39.50 and are available online at yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
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