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59E59 Theatres [Theatre A] (New York, NY)
59 E. 59th St.

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The first and only revue of the music of Cy Coleman, The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman is a star-studded Off-Broadway musical revue featuring music from Colemanís Broadway hits (such as Sweet Charity, City of Angels, Little Me, On the Twentieth Century, The Will Rogers Follies); pop hits made famous by the likes of Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand; and never-before-heard showstoppers Coleman was working on before his passing.Under the direction of Tony Award-winner David Zippel; the stellar cast at 59E59 includes Helen Hayes Award-winner David Burnham, Tony nominee Sally Mayes, multiple Tony nominee Howard McGillin, Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch, Tony Award-winner Lillias White, and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York .The authors, cast, orchestrator and design team have 32 Tony Awards between them. An 8-piece swing band conducted by Stritch blows the roof off the intimate 198-seat theatre at 59E59 during this limited 7-week run.

Review - The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman
by Ben Peltz - May 26, 2011

With an uneventful 6pm coming and going on the evening of May 21st, I rested comfortably that night secure in the knowledge that any predictions of the arrival of Judgment Day were, at the very least, miscalculations.  But the next evening, as I sat watching David Burnham, Sally Mayes, Howard McGillin, Billy Stritch, Lillias White and Rachel York perform eight-five minutes of songs composed by Broadway's heppist hepcat, Cy Coleman, you'd have a tough time convincing me I'd not been raptured into Heaven. (more...)