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Maynard, Anderson, Wintersteller, Rudetsky And Staller Set For The Great Big Radio Show!

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The York Theatre Company, (James Morgan Producing Artistic Director), will present the American Premiere of The Great Big Radio Show!, a delightful 1930's style musical comedy by Philip Glassborow and Nick McIvor.  The cast includes Tyler Maynard, Nancy Anderson, Lynne Wintersteller, David Staller and Seth Rudetsky. The Great Big Radio Show! directed by David Glenn Armstrong with music direction by Ken Clifton -- will play five performances at the Theatre at Saint Peter's, just east of Lexington on 54th Street.  Performance times are Friday, October 28 at 8pm, Saturday 29 at 2:30pm & 8pm, and Sunday 30 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Audience discussions will follow both matinees.

Radio Show takes place in 1933, in the Radio Building, New York, and the big Saturday night broadcast is just about to go on the air, live.  It's the Great Big Radio Show, a weekly variety program starring Gloria Pilbeam.   The only trouble is—she can't be found.  Bandleader Blue Woodward has to find a replacement while the show is actually on the air... without letting the sponsor know what's going on…and in spite of some desperate hoodlums in the studio.  The cast of The Great Big Radio Show!  includes: Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, Jolson & Company, A Class Act), Robert Ari (The Constant Wife, Bells Are Ringing, The Man Who Came to Dinner), Ed Dixon (Gore Vidal's The Best Man), Wally Dunn (Gypsy, One Mo' Time), Lexy Fridell (York's Henry, Sweet Henry), Ruth Gottschall (Isabelle and the Pretty/Ugly Spell, The Music Man), Tyler Maynard (Altar Boyz, Miracle Brothers), Seth Rudetsky (Host of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox), Dan Sharkey (The Music Man), David Staller (Evita, Cabaret, original production of The Great Big Radio Show!) and Lynne Wintersteller (Closer Than Ever, Grand Night for Singing).

The Great Big Radio Show!, with book by Philip Glassborow and Nick McIvor, music and lyrics by Philip Glassborow, and arrangements and dance music by David Rhind-Tutt, is a musical comedy first presented in London in 1993.  Legendary British impresario Harold Fielding (Mame, Singin' in the Rain, Charlie Girl, Sweet Charity) saw the original 1993 production and immediately purchased the rights.  There was a great level of interest in the show and Fielding beat the other leading producers in the bidding race.  Unfortunately, he had a series of health problems and wasn't able to go ahead with his transfer of it to the West End.  Even so, he refused to part with the option and kept renewing it year after year; no other producer was able to pick it up until very recently.  Not only is this the American premiere, but a return to the stage for this charming production.

"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." Is There Life after High School?, November 4-6 directed by its composer/lyricist Craig Carnelia.  "Musicals in Mufti" are performed for just five performances each at York's home, Saint Peter's Theatre, just east of Lexington on 54th Street.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at
www.SmartTix.com or call (212) 868-4444. Student/Senior rush tickets (if available) for $20 (Half Hour before curtain)

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY is located in Saint Peter's Church, just east of Lexington on 54th Street.
E train to Lexington Avenue or 6 train to 51st Street

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