York Theatre's Knickerbocker Holiday Will Feature Charles, Parry, Baer and Grisetti

News   York Theatre's Knickerbocker Holiday Will Feature Charles, Parry, Baer and Grisetti
Josh Grisetti, Bobby Steggert, Walter Charles, William Parry and Kelli Barrett are among cast members of York Theatre Company's upcoming concert version of the musical Knickerbocker Holiday, to be presented in the barebones Musicals in Mufti series.

Playing June 26-28, the musical by Maxwell Anderson and composer Kurt Weill will be the 75th title in the staged-concert Off-Broadway Musicals in Mufti series. The troupe will feature Cyrilla Baer (Adding Machine) as Mistress Schermerhorn, Kelli Barrett (Rock of Ages) as Tina Tienhoven, Walter Charles (The Apple Tree) as Tienhoven, Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing, The Musical and Broadway's upcoming Broadway Bound) as Washington Irving, William Parry (Gypsy) as Roosevelt, Bobby Steggert (110 in the Shade) as Brom Broeck and Martin Vidnovic (Footloose) as Pieter Stuyvesant.

The cast will also include John O'Creagh (1776, Paper Mill), Ronica Reddick, Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera), Lucia Spina (South Pacific) and Jendi Tarde.

The concert will be directed by Michael Unger with music direction by John Bell.

According to York notes, "Knickerbocker Holiday is a witty yet caustic musical comedy about a man who cannot take orders from anybody. This cult classic (which went on to inspire the Oscar-nominated film of the same name) opened on Broadway in 1938 and imaginatively used the setting of New York City on the eve of the American Revolution to create a farcical response to President Roosevelt's New Deal. Based on 'Father Knickerbocker's History' by American master Washington Irving with music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, [the show] is filled with romance and political humor…"

The score includes How Can You Tell an American?," "It Never Was You" and "September Song." All performances will be presented at the Theatre at Saint Peter's (54th Street, just east of Lexington Ave), June 26 at 8 PM; June 27 at 2:30 & 8 PM; and June 28 at 2:30 & 7:30 PM. Audience talkbacks will follow both matinees.

Tickets are $37.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org or call the York's box office at (212) 935-5820.

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