Claybourne Elder, Andrew Samonsky, and More Set for York Theatre Company's MUSICALS IN MUFTI

York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) has announced principal casting for the remaining three musicals in its Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series: Hollywood Pinafore (March 1-3, 2013), Happy Hunting (March 15-17, 2013), and Silk Stockings (March 22-24, 2013) at York Theatre Company at its home in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

York Theatre Company's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series of musical theatre gems, in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, has presented over 80 shows from the past in its nineteen-year history. Mufti means: "in street clothes, without the trappings associated with the original productions."

The Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti series continues with Hollywood Pinafore, with book & lyrics by George S. Kaufman and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Directed by Marc Kaufman and with music direction by Beth Falcone, the principal cast features Susan Bloomaert, Clybourne Elder, Sara Jean Ford, Tom Galantich, David Schramm and Mary Stout. Hollywood Pinafore was originally produced in 1945. Performances are scheduled for March 1 - 3, 2013. Additional casting to be announced shortly.

The third musical in the Series will be Happy Hunting, with book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, lyrics by Matt Dubey and music by Harold Karr. David Glenn Armstrong directs with music direction by Aaron Gandy. Opening on Broadway in 1956, the principal casting will feature KLea Blackhurst, with Jack Adams, Ward Billeisen, Joy Franz, Jessica Grové, Seán Martin Hingston, Andrew Samonsky, and Lynne Wintersteller. Performances are scheduled for March 15-17, 2013. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Closing out the series is Silk Stockings, with a book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath & Abe Burrows (as adapted by Stuart Ross), music and lyrics by Cole Porter with stage direction by Stuart Ross. The original production was produced in 1955. The principal cast will feature Stephen DeRosa, Erick Devine and Michael Kostroff. Performances are set for March 22 -24, 2013. Further casting to be announced.

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