York Theatre Co Launches 50th Anniversary Gala with I DO! I DO!
The York Theatre Company kicks off a year-long celebration of its landmark 50th Anniversary with a newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan De Hartog. York Theatre favorite David Glenn Armstrong (York's Roadside, Happy Hunting) is set to direct with music direction by Phil Reno (The Producers, A New Brain). I Do, I Do! will play ONE NIGHT ONLY on Monday, April 8, 2019 with a Festive Gala Reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by a performance at 8:00 p.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Cast will be announced shortly.
The Festive Gala Reception is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a gourmet catered dinner at The York Theatre, followed by a performance at 8:00 p.m. and a desert and wine reception immediately following. For additional information, pricing and reservations, please call The York Theatre Box Office at (212) 935-5820, or visit the website online at www.yorktheatre.org
The story of fifty years in one marriage is the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate, moving, and hilarious musical comedy by the great Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (authors of The Fantasticks and recipients of The York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre). Written as a star vehicle for theatre legends Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production ran more than a year and received seven Tony Award nominations. The show has been produced all around the country and the world in the years since.
The York's one-night-only intimate re-imagination of the Jones and Schmidt classic will be the premiere of a new version of I Do! I Do!: two pianos, five starry couples of Broadway and York alums, and narration by the show's legendary lyricist and librettist Tom Jones.
I Do! I Do! begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. Set to a tuneful and charming score (including the hit "My Cup Runneth Over"), we watch as they maneuver through wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate midlife crises. This concert version, however, is this story of two soulmates as you've never seen it before.