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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company, Starring Tyne Daly

Meet the cast of the 1969 musical Dear World, with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time EmmyAward and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. Directed by Michael Montel, and with music direction by Christopher McGovern, the 13-member cast features feature Alison Fraser, Ann Harada, and Lenny Wolpe, with Dewey Caddell, J. Bernard Calloway, Ben Cherry, Stephen Mo Hanan, Erika Henningsen, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Peter Land, Gordon Stanley, and Kristopher Thompson-Bolden.

When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry-not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers-the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. With Dear World's opening on Broadway in 1969, Mr. Herman became the first composer-lyricist to have three productions simultaneously running on Broadway, and for her performance 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Honoree Angela Lansbury received the second of her five Tony Awards. Michael Montel directs, with music direction by Christopher McGovern.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."

The limited engagement of Dear World plays 12 performances only, February 25 - March 5, 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, February 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Due To Popular Demand, Special Added Performance Sunday Evening, March 5 At 7:00pm.

Photos courtesy of The York Theatre Company


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