Photo Flash: Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and Equal Rights Activist Edie Windsor Visit MARRY HARRY Off-Broadway
Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and Equal Rights Activist Edie Windsor who recently paid a visit to The York Theatre Company production of the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello. The composers of Marry Harry have composed a number in the show titled "Lidia" dedicated to the celebrity chef who was on hand to hear an encore presentation by the cast. Edie Watson and her wife Judith Kasen gathered to cheer on the cast following a recent performance.
Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino, and with music direction by Eric Svejcar, the 7-member cast features Ben Chavez, Morgan Cowling, Jesse Manocherian, Claire Saunders, Robin Skye, David Spadora, and Lenny Wolpe.
The York Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, a romantic comedy set in New York's East Village, about two people on the verge of 30 whose family ties hold a little too tightly - Little Harry, a cook at his father's failing neighborhood restaurant with dreams of becoming a great Italian chef, and Sherri, who works for her controlling mother's real estate office but longs for something more. When their whirlwind romance sets their parents on edge, Harry and Sherri must attempt to find their own ways in life. Marry Harry cooks up ideas of family loyalty, marriage, love, and food with a side of humor, heart, and just the right amount of spice.
Performances began April 25, 2017 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 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 Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for Marry Harry are priced at $67.50 - $72.50 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Tuesday through Friday(12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).
Photos courtesy of The York Theatre Company
Dan Martin, Lidia Bastianich, David Spadora
Morgan Cowling, Claire Saunders, Jesse Manocherian, Lidia Bastianich, David Spadora, Robin Skye, Ben Chavez, Lenny Wolpe
Dan Martin, Lidia Bastianich, Michael Biello
Eric Svejcar, Morgan Cowling, Jennifer Robbins, Dan Martin, Bill Castellino, Lidia Bastianich, David Spadora, Michael Biello, Lenny Wolpe, Robin Skye, Robin Burdulis, Ben Chavez, Claire Saunders, Jesse Manocherian.
Dan Martin, Edie Windsor, Michael Biello
David Spadora, Eric Svejcar, Ben Chavez, Clair Saunders, Jesse Manocherian, Robin Burdulis, Dan Martin, Edie Windsor, Michael Biello, Judith Kasen, Lenny Wolpe, Morgan Cowling, Robin Skye, Bill Castellino, Jennifer Robbins
Dan Martin, Edie Windsor, Judith Kasen, Michael Biello