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The Day Before Spring - 2019 - Off-Broadway

The York revisits one of Lerner and Loewe's lesser known gems with the short-lived 1945 The Day Before Spring. A married woman attends a college reunion where she meets the man with whom she almost eloped ten years before. Romantically stirred by a novel he has written about her, she considers leaving her husband and reuniting with her former flame. With a score that was never recorded, moments of The Day Before Spring served as inspiration for such Lerner and Loewe classics as Gigi and My Fair Lady. This production will feature all of the songs from the original score after recently being discovered for a 2010 UK production.

This will mark the first hearing of the original score in New York since it closed on Broadway in 1946!


York Theatre Company

(New York, NY)
619 Lexington Avenue
by Michael Dale - February 17, 2019
Opening in November of 1945 and closing up shop less than four months later, the sophomore Broadway effort of the team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, THE DAY BEFORE SPRING, would be the last musical by the composer of sumptuous melodies and the scribe of urbane wit that would lapse into obscurity.
by Jennifer Broski - February 11, 2019
Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner! The York Theatre Company celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series honoring the works of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner. For the second show in the 2019 Winter series, The York revisits one of Lerner and Loewe's lesser-known gems: 1945's The Day Before Spring, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by his longtime collaborator Frederick Loewe.