Photo Coverage: York Theatre Presents-Musicals in Mufti-The Housewives' Cantata
The Fall 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series-the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances- presented THE HOUSEWIVES' CANTATA on October 21. Two performances remain, on October 22 and 23.
The Housewives' Cantata features music by Mira J. Spektor (Villa Diodati) and lyrics by June Siegel (A... My Name is Alice). The concert is directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore).
Meet the "real housewives" of musical theatre, long before the ladies of Bravo and Wisteria Lane graced your TV screens. The Housewives' Cantata is an empowering cabaret-style revue that The New York Times called "a sprightly songfest" when it opened Off-Broadway in 1981 (produced by the legendary Cheryl Crawford). This sung-through musical follows the stories of three women... one of whom takes a tremendous journey to become the first female President of the United States.
York's Musicals in Mufti Series has presented over 75 shows from the past in simply-staged concert format; Mufti means: "in street clothes," without the trappings associated with the original productions. Tickets for both shows will be available for $39.50 online, by phone at 212-935-5820, and in person at the York Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 12-6 PM). Performances are Fridays at 8 PM; Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 PM; and Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30 PM (with talkbacks following all 2:30 PM performances).
BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the first performance below.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Geoff Cohen (Managine Director of The York Theatre), Bob Goldstone, Mark Campbell, Jennifer Hughes, Karen Carpenter, Mira J. Spektor, James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director of The York Theatre), Anne Tolpegin and Kerry Conte