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Photo Flash: Blow the Bugle! First Look at JERRY'S GIRLS

The York Theatre Company presents the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles. Directed by York favorite Pamela Hunt (Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill), and with music direction by Eric Svejcar (Marry Harry), the 3-member cast of Jerry's Girls featuresStephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (Spamilton), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime).

The limited engagement of Jerry's Girls will play 12 performances only, August 5 - 13, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Sunday evening, August 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Jerry's Girls is a captivating tribute to that all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, which brings the larger-than-life women of his shows center stage: matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi of Hello, Dolly!, exuberant Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, the benignly eccentric Countess Aurelia of Dear World, screen legend Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel, and the flamboyant ZaZa ofLa Cage Aux Folles. It affectionately celebrates his special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the American musical theatre. The all-female cast reminds us of how Jerry Herman has given voice to some of the most iconic show-stoppers ever written for Broadway. A winner of Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Drama Desk Awards, Jerry Herman is truly the master tunesmith of our time.

After an initial nightclub run and a successful national tour, Jerry's Girls was presented on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in 1985. It was directed by Larry Alford and choreographed by Wayne Cilento and starred Broadway legends Dorothy Loudon, Chita Rivera, and Leslie Uggams. "A brilliantly lively and scintillating evening," said The New York Times. "Warm, witty, lively and terrific!" stated The Associated Press. "A show of tremendous musicality and great wit," declared Variety.

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."

Jerry's Girls will play the following 12-performance schedule: Saturday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 6 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for York Theatre Company Members only. Tickets for Jerry's Girls are priced at $45-$50 ($31.50 for Members - a savings of up to 35%). Tickets may be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).

Photo Credit: Russ Rowland


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