Sheldon Harnick Tribute A World to Win Begins Performances at York Theatre Company Jan. 17
By Carey Purcell
York Theatre Company opens its 2014 Musicals in Mufti series celebrating Sheldon Harnick with the new revue A World to Win.
The limited engagement plays five performances Jan. 17-19 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.
Directed by Robert Brink, the four-member cast features Kerry Conte, Jason Graae (Falsettos, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?), Rhyn McLemore and Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County).
With lyrics and book by Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, as well as David Baker, Larry Hochman, Michel Legrand, Richard Rodgers and Harnick, A World to Win features music direction by Jeff Saver.
"A World to Win is a sampling of Sheldon Harnick's wide-ranging career as a musical theatre writer. It covers everything from shows on and off Broadway, revues to book musicals, and well-known gems as well as hidden treasures that have never been performed publicly," press notes state. "Most of the music was written by his long-time collaborator Jerry Bock; other songs were composed by Richard Rodgers, Michel Legrand, David Baker, Larry Hochman and even Harnick himself."
The performance schedule for A World to Win is Jan. 17 at 8:00 PM, Jan. 18 at 2:30 PM and 8:00 PM and Jan. 19 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Audience discussions will follow the matinee performances.
The Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti series will continue with Dragons (Jan. 31-Feb. 2); Malpractice Makes Perfect (Feb. 14-16); Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead (Feb. 21-23); and Tenderloin (March 7-9).
For tickets and additional information, call (212) 935-5820 or visit yorktheatre.org.
The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti series offers musicals "in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format…without the trappings associated with the original full productions."
The York Theatre Company is the only theatre in New York City — and one of very few in the world — dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals and preserving neglected, notable shows from the past.
Under the guidance of producing artistic director James Morgan since 1997, the York has focused exclusively on new musicals in its Mainstage Series — most of them world, American, or New York premieres.
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