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Photos: York Theatre Company's I and Albert

The York Theatre Company's I and Albert, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and book by Jay Presson Allen, plays June 29, 39 and July 1 at the Theatre at Saint Peters (54th Street, Just East of Lexington Ave). The show is the second of the four shows in York's Summer 2007 Musicals in Mufti Series -- the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. 

I and Albert features: Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, Fanny Hill), Edwin Cahill (Love Musik, The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln), Roger DeWitt (The Woman in White), Nicholas Galbraith (West Side Story, Ravinia Festival), Stephen Mo Hanan (Jolson & Company, Cats – Tony nomination), Ken Krugman (Assassins), Lorinda Lisitza (Happy End, Take Me Along), Gabriella Malek (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Threepenny Opera), Adam Riegler, Mackenzie Thomas (Mamma Mia!), Gerritt Vandermeer (You Never Know, Trinity Rep, The Music Man), Sasha Weiss, and Nick Wyman (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).  Michael Montel (Take Me Along) directs.

The York Mufti presentation is I and Albert's New York premiere.  "I and Albert tells the love story between Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. In 1839, Victoria fell in love with Albert who was her first cousin from the small German principality of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Married in 1840, royal couple's family life drastically differed with the images of previous British monarchs," state press materials.  The musical has music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and book by Jay Presson Allen (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Tru).  It premiered at London's Piccadilly Theatre in 1972 under the direction of John Schlesinger and ran for 120 performances.   An original cast album was recorded on Jay Records in 1981. 

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Edwin Cahill (Bertie/Ensemble) and Mackenzie Thomas (Nurse/Alice/ Ensemble)

Nicolas Galbraith (Guard/Cockney) and Gerritt Vandermeer (Albert)

Roger DeWitt (Brown/Archbishop/Ensemble) and Nick Wyman (Palmerston/Gladstone)

Edwin Cahill, Gerritt Vandermeerr, Ken Krugman (Bishop/Billings/Ensemble), Stephen Mo Hanan (Disraeli/Melbourne), Sasha Weiss (Lady Caro/Ensemble), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Duchess/Vicky/Ensemble) and Nicholas Galbraith

Sasha Weiss and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Gabriella Malek (Ensemble) and Adam Riegler (Ensemble)

James Morgan (The York Theatre's Producing Artistic Director) and Nancy Anderson (Victoria)

James Morgan, Nancy Anderson and Gerritt Vandermeer

Nancy Anderson and Gerritt Vandermeer

Michael Montel (Director) and Nancy Anderson

James Morgan, Michael Montel and Namcy Anderson

Jay Mack (Percussion), James Bassi (Piano), Michael Montel and Nancy Anderson

Edwin CahillNancy Anderson, Gerry Wade, James Bassi and Jay Mack

Lorinda Lisitza (Daisy/Ensemble) and James Morgan

Lorinda Lisitza, James Morgan, Nick Wyman and Stephen Mo Hanan

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