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Photos: CARMELINA Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, enters the new year with the 25th Anniversary of its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner,

Opening the 2019 winter series is Carmelina, with music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, additional lyrics by Barry Harman, and book by Joseph Stein and Alan Jay Lerner. Performances began Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through February 3, 2019.

The show officially opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!

Directed by Michael Leeds (Bette and Barry: From Bathhouse to Broadway), and with music direction by David Hancock Turner (Desperate Measures), the eight-member cast features Andréa Burns (In the Heights) in the eponymous title role, with Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill) as Roberto/Guitarist, MaryJoanna Grisso (West Side Story) as Gia Campbell/Hostess, Evan Harrington (Chicago) as Walter Braddock/Waiter, Anne L. Nathan (Once) as Rosa/Cook, Timothy John Smith (Candide) as Steve Karzinski/Waiter, Joey Sorge (A Bronx Tale)as Vittorio Dela Marta/Eduardo, and Jim Stanek (Fun Home; 7 York Mufti's) as Carlton Smith/Waiter.

The production team includes Lighting Designer Stephen O'Shea, Production Manager Kevin Maloof, Production Stage Manager Shanna Allison and Assistant Stage Manager Julianne Menassian. Casting for Carmelina is by Geoff Josselson, CSA.

After previous sold-out Mufti runs in 1996 and 2006, the delightful Carmelina makes its return to The York. In a picturesque Italian village, Carmelina has raised her teenaged daughter to believe her father was an American who died heroically in World War II-all the while collecting child support checks from three American soldiers, each of whom thinks he is the girl's father. Complications arise when all three soldiers show up at the same time for a reunion. Even though the original Broadway production only ran for 17 performances, the lush Lerner and Lane score received a 1979 Tony Award nomination for Best Score. The version of Carmelina presented here is the revised version created by Joseph Stein, Burton Lane, and Lerner protégé Barry Harman for The York in 1996, then further revised for a second Mufti presentation ten years later.

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

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Musicals in Mufti Presents Carmelina at The York Theatre

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James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director)

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Timothy John Smith

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Evan Harrington

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Jim Stanek

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Jim Stanek, Evan Harrington and Anne L. Nathan

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Jim Stanek, Evan Harrington, Anne L. Nathan, Joey Sorge, Andrea Burns, Timothy John Smith, Antonio Cipriano and MaryJoanna Grisso

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Antonio Cipriano

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MaryJoanna Grisso

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Jim Stanek and Evan Harrington

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Anne L. Nathan

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Joey Sorge

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Joey Sorge and Andrea Burns

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MaryJoanna Grisso, Anne L. Nathan, Joey Sorge, Andrea Burns, Jim Stanek, Evan Harrington and Timothy John Smith

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Joey Sorge and Andrea Burns

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Antonio Cipriano, MaryJoanna Grisso, Anne L. Nathan, Joey Sorge, Andrea Burns, Jim Stanek, Evan Harrington and Timothy John Smith

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Richard Maltby Jr., and Vivian Reed

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Erik Haagensen

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Nancy Ford and Mimi Turque

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KT Sullivan

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Timothy John Smith

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Barry Harman, Elisa Loti Stein and Michael Leeds (Director)

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Barry Harman, David Hancock Turner (Music Director), Elisa Loti Stein and Michael Leeds

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David Hancock Turner, Elisa Loti Stein and Michael Leeds

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Elisa Loti Stein and Richard Maltby Jr.

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Joey Sorge and Elisa Loti Stein

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Joey Sorge

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Joey Sorge, Elisa Loti Stein and Andrea Burns

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Joey Sorge, Elisa Loti Stein and Andrea Burns

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Andrea Burns

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Jim Stanek, Joey Sorge, Andrea Burns, Timothy John Smith, MaryJoanna Grisso, Evan Harrington, Anne L. Nathan and Antonio Cipriano

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David Hancock Turner, Jim Stanek, Joey Sorge, Andrea Burns, Timothy John Smith, MaryJoanna Grisso, Antonio Cipriano, Anne L. Nathan and Evan Harrington

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Joey Sorge and Andrea Burns

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Joey Sorge and Andrea Burns

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Andrea Burns

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Andrea Burns

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Antonio Cipriano

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Antonio Cipriano

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Joey Sorge

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Evan Harrington

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Evan Harrington

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Anne L. Nathan

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Anne L. Nathan

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MaryJoanna Grisso

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MaryJoanna Grisso

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Jim Stanek

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Jim Stanek

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James Morgan

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David Hancock Turner

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James Morgan and Barry Harman

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Andrea Burns

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Cameron Stanek, Jim Stanek and Mason Stanek

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Peter Flynn, Andrea Burns and Hudson Flynn

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Peter Flynn, Andrea Burns and Hudson Flynn


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