P.J. Benjamin, Rachel de Benedet and More Set for York's MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), has announced full casting for a staged concert production – similar in style to their acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series – of the 1966 musical Man with a Load of Mischief, with music by John Clifton, lyrics by Clifton and Ben Tarver, and book by Tarver. Directed by Jenn Thompson with music direction by Bryan L. Wade, The Cast will feature P.J. Benjamin (Wicked), Naomi Brockwell, Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can), Nancy Johnston (Elf) and Robert Petkoff (Anything Goes).
Continuing York Theatre Company's "Celebration of Off-Broadway," Man with a Load of Mischief will play three performances only, Monday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
A wayside inn – The Innkeeper is about to close for the night, for lack of customers. Suddenly an accident to a coach brings to this humble setting of a handsome Nobleman and his Lackey, a beautiful Lady and her Maid. But the Nobleman isn't noble, the Lackey is no lackey, the Lady is no lady, and the Maid is no maiden. The stage is set for romance – and intrigue -- in Man with a Load of Mischief. And we are set for a banquet of gloriously melodic and witty songs that prompted once critic to say, "Few Broadway composers could equal this score!" The Bergen Record.
Man with a Load of Mischief received rave reviews when it was originally presented Off-Broadway in 1966. "Perfectly charming. A solid hit," declared The New York Times. While the New York Daily News stated, "Sprightly and ingratiating." "Remarkably appealing," said the New York Post.
Tickets are priced at $39.50 ($25 for Members of The York's new membership program) and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (enter on 54th Street, just East of Lexington), Monday through Friday (12-6 PM).
The York Theatre Company's "Celebration of Off-Broadway" Series has included fully staged productions of Closer Than Ever and Ionescopade, and Mufti productions of I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road; Still Getting My Act Together; Oh, Coward!; The Housewives' Cantata; The Mad Show; Tomfoolery; and The Tom Jones Mufti Series: The Shoe Goes On; Harold and Maude; Colette Collage; Roadside; and The Game of Love, totaling 200+ performances over the past 16 months.
The York Theatre Company, in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, recently announced a new block of tickets on sale for one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. Tickets are now on sale through November 25, 2012 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's
With direction by Mr. Maltby, associate direction and choreography by Kurt Stamm and music direction by Andrew Gerle, The Cast also features Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Anika Larsen (Xanadu, All Shook Up, Avenue Q) and Sal Viviano (The Full Monty).