York Theatre Company's SMILING, THE BOY FELL DEAD Begins Performances Tonight

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead with Book by Ira Wallach, Music by David Baker, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director James Glossman with music direction by Joseph Baker, and casting by Geoff Josselson.

The cast will feature Anthony Apicella, Reathel Bean, Anthony Blaha, Allison Carr, Emily Daly, Laura Darrell, Matt Dengler, Nick Gaswirth, David Green, Rose Hemingway, Nancy Johnston, Judy Kaye, Paul Murphy and Tony Roberts.

The limited engagement will play 5 performances ONLY February 21-23, 2014 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead is a musical comedy from Off-Broadway's 1961 season that tells a classic success story-with great humor, the hero overcomes extraordinary obstacles to gain a girl, fortune, and family honor). Set in the Midwest at the turn of the last century, it spoofs Horatio Alger rags-to-riches tales.

"Another delightful and charming show in our Sheldon Harnick series. Smiling is over 50 years old, and almost unknown - - but we hope to change that. With this cast, it should become the biggest hit in town!" said James Morgan, York's Producing Artistic Director.

The performance schedule for Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead is Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22 at *2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., andSunday, February 23 at *2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (*audience discussions follow the matinee performances).

Tickets are priced at $45.00 ($31.50 for York Members) and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12-6 PM). A special "Musical in Mufti" Three Show Package is also available for a discounted price of $108.

The 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 90 shows from the past in its twenty-ninth year history. Mufti means: "in street clothes, without the trappings associated with a full production."

The Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series will conclude with Tenderloin (March 7-9) at The York Theatre Company at its home in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

The 2013-2014 season York Theatre mainstage season continues with the world premiere of a new musical, Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane and co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard. Performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 15 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18 at York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's. Casting will be announced shortly.




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