York's Fanny Hill, Starring Nancy Anderson, Begins Previews Feb. 1

News   York's Fanny Hill, Starring Nancy Anderson, Begins Previews Feb. 1
The York Theatre Company's production of Ed Dixon's Fanny Hill — starring Nancy Anderson in the title role — begins performances at St. Peter's Theatre Feb. 1.
Nancy Anderson in rehearsal for Fanny Hill.
Nancy Anderson in rehearsal for Fanny Hill. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Directed by James Brennan with musical direction by Stan Tucker, the new musical will officially open Feb. 14; the limited engagement is set to play through March 26. The Fanny Hill cast also features Patti Allison, David Cromwell, Michael J. Farina, Gina Ferrall, Adam Monley, Emily Skinner, Christianne Tisdale and Tony Yazbeck. The creative team includes Michael Bottari and Ronald Case (scenic and costume design) and Phil Monat (lighting design).

Fanny Hill is based on the John Cleland novel and, according to press notes, is "the story of a beautiful but poor country girl who travels to London to make her fortune and ends up making a great deal more. . . the army, the navy and most of Parliament! In the face of big city trials and tribulations, our indefatigable heroine ends up giving new meaning to the expression 'making it' when she becomes the foremost practitioner of the world's oldest profession."

Nancy Anderson was most recently seen on Broadway as Eileen Sherwood in the revival of Wonderful Town. She made her Broadway debut as Mona in A Class Act and starred in the West End production of Kiss Me, Kate as Lois/Bianca. Off-Broadway she was seen in Jolson & Co. and Fables in Slang. Anderson's regional theatre credits include Fanny Hill, Nicolette and By Jeeves.

The York Theatre Company is located in St. Peter's Theatre, just east of Lexington Avenue on East 54th Street. Tickets, priced $45 (previews) and $55 (Feb. 14-March 26), are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more information go to www.yorktheatre.org.

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