Brad Oscar, Tom Jones, and More Join Cast of I DO! I DO!
The York Theatre Company has today announced the cast for its one-night only concert version of the newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan De Hartog. York Theatre favorite David Glenn Armstrong (Roadside, Happy Hunting) is set to direct with music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures). This special one-of-a-kind evening kicks off an eighteen-month celebration of The York Theatre Company's landmark 50th Anniversary.
The cast of five couples consists of Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks), Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon ), Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes), Nancy Ford (I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road), Gerry McIntyre (Once On this Island), Janet Metz (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), Peter Saide (York's Desperate Measures), Lynne Wintersteller (Closer than Ever), and the legendary Tom Jones (The Fantasticks).
I Do, I Do! will play ONE NIGHT ONLY on Monday, April 8, 2019 as part of a festive Gala evening followed by a performance at 8:00 p.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
The Gala Reception is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a special gourmet catered "Rehearsal Dinner" at The York Theatre, followed by the "Wedding Ceremony" Concert Performance of I Do! I Do! at 8:00 p.m., and a dessert and wine reception "Wedding Reception" immediately following. For additional information, pricing and reservations, please call The York Theatre Box Office at (212) 935-5820, or visit the website online at www.yorktheatre.org
I Do! I Do! is the story of fifty years in one marriage-- an intimate, moving, and hilarious musical comedy by the iconic Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (authors of The Fantasticks, and recipients of The York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre). Written as a star vehicle for theatre legends Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production ran more than a year and received seven Tony Award nominations, and has been produced around the country and the world in the years since.
The York's one-night-only intimate re-imagination of this Broadway classic, especially created by Tom Jones, will be a premiere: two pianos, five starry couples of Broadway and York alums, and will feature legendary lyricist and librettist Tom Jones, himself. The newly revised version will feature five couples portraying the main characters as they explore highlights of 50 years of marriage: "The Wedding Night," "The Fight," "New Year's Eve," "Thousands of Flowers," and "The Golden Anniversary."
I Do! I Do! begins with a couple on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. Set to a delightfully tuneful score (including the hit "My Cup Runneth Over"), we watch as they maneuver through wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate midlife crises. This concert version, however, is this story of two soulmates as you've never seen it before: performed by cast that matures alongside their characters.
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