Cuccioli and Dixon Star in Musicals in Mufti's Mirette, Dec. 16-18

Casting has been announced for The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti concert presentation of Mirette.  The whimsical Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical will be presented from December 16th through 18th.

Tony Award-nominee Robert Cuccioli and Ed Dixon will headline the musical, which will also feature Davis Duffiled, Patti Murin, Anthony Santelmo, Kelly Sullivan and Maggie Watts.  Drew Scott Harris will direct the piece, which boasts a score by Jones and Schmidt (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade) and a book by Elizabeth Diggs.

According to press notes, the show revolves around the "unusual friendship between the strong-willed, ten year-old Mirette and The Great Bellini, a jaded tightrope walker who's lost his nerve. When Bellini stages a comeback only to find himself paralyzed with fear, Mirette helps him regain his courage."

Cuccioli garnered a Tony Award nomination, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for his performance(s) in the title roles of Jekyll and Hyde.  He has also appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables and in the recent Actors' Fund benefit concert of On the Twentieth Century, as well as in regional productions of Guys and Dolls, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music and others.  The Stranger, Celebrity, "Sliders" and "Baywatch" are among film and TV credits.

Dixon is a Broadway veteran whose credits include Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Iceman Cometh, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cyrano--The Musical, Les Miserables, The Three Musketeers, King of Schnorrers and No, No, Nanette.  He received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance in Shylock.


"Musicals in Mufti is The York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. Mufti (pronounced MUFF tee) means in street clothes; without the usual trappings," state press notes. Harold Rome's I Can Get it For You Wholesale, Craig Carnelia's Is There Life After High School? and Jeff Hochhauser and Bob Johnston's Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi were also included in the Mufti season.

Mirette will be performed on December 16th at 8 PM, December 17th at 2:30 and 8 PM and December 18th at 2:30 and 7:30 PM; audience discussions with members of the cast and creative team will follow matinees.

The York Theatre Company is located at 619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 54th Street. 
Tickets for the show $40 and are available at (212) 868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. For more information, visit www.yorktheatre.org.





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