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Jenn Colella, Erin Davie & More Set for York's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI Benefit Concert; John Tartaglia to Host!

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, on Monday evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series.

The evening will be hosted by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Big), and will be directed by Michael Unger (York Associate Artistic Director), with music direction by Eric Svejcar (Big). It will feature performances and appearances by Mufti alumni and favorites that include Nancy Anderson (The Girl Who Came to Supper and five others), Klea Blackhurst (Happy Hunting, By Jupiter), Jenn Colella (Goodtime Charley, Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road), Robert Creighton (The Good Companions), Gretchen Cryer (Still Getting My Act Together), Erin Davie (Silk Stockings), Stephen DeRosa (Oh, Captain!), Ben Fankhauser (Saturday Night), Debbie Gravitte (Carmelina, Billion Dollar Baby), Jessica Grové (Coco, Happy Hunting), Judy Kaye (Smiling The Boy Fell Dead), Richard Kind (My Favorite Year), Aaron Lazar (Hallelujah, Baby!), Michael McCormick (Tenderloin, Tomfoolery), Patrick Page (Rex), Jim Stanek (Cyrano and five others), Mary Testa (Lucky Stiff), Nick Wyman (I and Albert and five others), and Karen Ziemba (Weird Romance, Oh, Captain!), plus composers Nancy Ford (Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road), Sheldon Harnick (Tenderloin, A World To Win, Smiling The Boy Fell Dead), Tom Jones (Roadside, The Show Goes On), Richard Maltby, Jr. (Big, Closer Than Ever), and David Shire (Big, Closer Than Ever). (All subject to availability.) The Production Stage Manager is Meg Friedman.

Tickets for this special benefit concert celebration will include a star-studded reception following the performance and are priced at $75. They may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the York Theatre box office at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).

For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.

The York Theatre Company is the only theater in New York City-and one of very few in the world- dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals and preserving neglected, notable shows from the past. For over four decades, York's intimate, imaginative style of producing both original and neglected classic musicals has resulted in critical acclaim and recognition from artists and audiences alike. Under the guidance of Producing Artistic Director James Morgan since 1997, the York has focused primarily on new musicals in its Mainstage Series-most of them world, American, or New York premieres-by some of the field's most esteemed creators, and has also helped launch the careers of many talented new writers. Some 40 cast recordings from The York Theatre Company productions are now available on CD, and commercial transfers of such York premieres as The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Souvenir, Jolson & Company, and its acclaimed revivals of Closer Than Ever (2013 Off- Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival), Sweeney Todd and Pacific Overtures have all showcased the importance of the York and its programs.


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