Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson to Lead Cast of Milk and Honey

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Jerry Herman’s 1961 musical will be revived by the York Theatre Company Off-Broadway this winter.
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The York Theatre Company has announced casting for its revival of the 1961 musical Milk and Honey, part of its Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. Leading the cast will be Mark Delavan (Tosca), and Broadway’s Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof) and Anne Runolfsson (The Phantom of the Opera).

The York’s Musicals in Mufti Series celebrates musicals of the past performed in a simply staged, book-in-hand concert format. Milk and Honey features a book by Don Appell, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Performances are set to begin January 28 for a limited run through February 5 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s.

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Milk and Honey marked the Broadway debut of Tony-winning composer and lyricist Herman, whose musical Hello, Dolly! will return to Broadway this season. The show is centered on the romance between two Americans in Israel—a lonely widow on tour and an unhappily married man visiting his daughter. “Set against the backdrop of Israel's struggle for recognition as an independent nation, Milk and Honey is a tale of love, optimism, and second chances,“ read production notes from the York Theatre Company.

Directed by York’s associate artistic director Michael Unger, and with music direction by Jeffrey Saver, the 12-member cast will also feature Ari Axelrod (Les Misérables), Abby Goldfarb (Fiddler on the Roof), Jacob Heimer (Soul Doctor), Jessica Fontana (Cinderella), Joy Hermalyn (Candide), Joanne Sydney Lessner (Fermat’s Last Tango), and John Little (Boardwalk Empire), with additional casting to be announced. Casting for the Mufti series is by Geoff Josselson.

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