Photo Coverage: PANAMA HATTIE Opens at The York Theatre
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
Closing out the 2019 Fall Mufti series is the 1940's hit musical Panama Hattie, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields and B.G. DeSylva. Cole Porter and Ethel Merman teamed up for their fourth hit with 1940's Panama Hattie, in which a brassy nightclub owner must bid for the approval of her fiancé's family-a task only made more complicated when she discovers a plan to blow up the Panama Canal. With a raucous book about sailors and singers in the Panama Canal Zone and a snappy Porter score that includes "Let's Be Buddies," "I've Still Got My Health," and "Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please," Panama Hattie was a smash in its day; Brooks Atkinson in The New York Times stated, "if the Navy ever hears about Panama Hattie, it will be hard to keep the fleet in the Pacific. As far as that goes, it is going to be hard to keep New Yorkers at home in the evenings this winter."
Performances began October 26, 2019 and will continue for a limited run through November 3, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
Check out photos from opening night below!
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Riki Kane Larimer and Bill Castellino
Marilyn Maye and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Joe Veale and Garen McRoberts
James Morgan, Trent Kidd and Deniz Cordell join with tonight's cast- David Green, Lael Van Keuren, Simon Jones, Stephen Borgardus, Anita Welch, Klea Blackhurst, Kylie Kuioka, Joe Veale Gordon Stanley, Zuri Washington, Casey Shuler, Jay Aubrey Jones and Garen McRoberts
Riki Kane Larimer and Joan Ross Sorkin
Jacqueline K. Parker and Klea Blackhurst