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First Look: Meet the Cast of The York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEIL

The York Theatre Company presents the 1972 musicAl Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Directed by Pamela Hunt, and with music direction by Eric Svejcar, the 5-member cast will feature Karl Josef Co (The Unsinkable Molly Brown), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can), Michael Halling (A Tale of Two Cities), Meghan Picerno (Candide at NYCO), and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera). Casting for the series is by Geoff Josselson.

The second show in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti series, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage is a joyous and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor's son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the twentieth century. Weill's greatest theatre songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning twenty eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S. Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill originally opened at the Theatre de Lys (now the Lucille Lortel Theatre) on October 1, 1972 and ran 152 performances.

The York Theatre Company's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series of musical theatre gems, performed in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, celebrates its twenty-second historic year of shows from the past that deserve a second look. Mufti means "in street clothes, without the trappings associated with a full production."

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage began February 11, 2017 for 11-performances only through February 19, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening night is Sunday evening, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Photo Credit: Ben Strothmann


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