Annie Golden and Philip Hoffman Among Cast of NYMF Comedy Marry Harry
By Michael Gioia
Annie Golden and Philip Hoffman are among the cast of the musical comedy Marry Harry, which will begin performances July 19, as part of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Marry Harry, which features a book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin and lyrics by Michael Biello, will continue performances through July 28 under the direction of Kent Nicholson (world premiere of Saint Ex).
The cast includes Jenna Dallacco, Cameron Folmar (39 Steps), Golden (Xanadu, Hair, The Full Monty, On The Town), Hoffman (A Catered Affair, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, Falsettos), Rod Lawrence, Jillian Louis (Flambé Dreams at NYMF), Kate Rigg (Off-Broadway's BFE), Robb Sapp (Wicked), Jane Summerhays (The Wild Party, Cabaret, A Chorus Line) and Katie Zaffrann.
Here's how the musical is billed: "Sparks fly when Harry, an aspiring chef trapped as cook at his dad's failing East Village restaurant, meets landlord Sherri, come to collect overdue rent after dumping her cheating fiancé. They fall madly in love, bonding over parental ties that choke and bind them, fast tracking to marriage – until everything implodes. With humor and heart, Marry Harry explores ideas about family loyalty, marriage, love and finding one's path in life."
The band includes Jeremy Clayton (reeds) and Vivian Israel (cello); Christopher McGovern is the music director.
Other members of the creative team include choreographer Wendy Seyb, Martin T. Lopez (sets, costumes and prop designer), Grant W. S. Yeager (lighting designer) and Starry Night Productions (general manger).
Performances will be offered July 19 at 9 PM, July 20 at 1 PM, July 23 at 9 PM, July 27 at 9 PM and July 28 at 1 PM.
NYMF is the flagship program of The National Music Theater Network. Now entering its tenth year, The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) exists to "revitalize musical theatre culture by discovering and promoting new musical theatre artists, producers and projects; nurturing a vibrant and innovative artistic community; and connecting one of America's greatest art forms with a diverse, contemporary audience."
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd. For more information and tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit NYMF.org. For more information, visit MarryHarry.com.
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