York’s acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances has presented over 80 shows from the past in simply-staged concert format. Mufti means: “in street clothes,” without the trappings associated with the original productions.
Harold and Maude. with Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones and Music by Joseph Thalken (Was, Songs from an Unmade Bed), based on the screenplay by Colin Higgins. Directed by Carl Andress, the cast will feature original Harold and Maude cast members Donna Lynne Champlin (Billy Elliot) and Donna English (Lend Me a Tenor) with Matt Dengler(A Little Night Music) as Harold, Cass Morgan (Memphis) as Maude and Steve Routman (Le Bete). The musical adaptation of the 1971 cult-classic film Harold and Maude comes to life on the York stage in a new version by Jones and Thalken. In what some call the quintessential May-December romance, death-obsessed teenager, Harold, meets Maude, 79, at a funeral and thus begins one of the most unusual, yet truly touching romantic sagas in American pop-culture history. Harold and Maude, featuring Estelle Parsons in the title role, received its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2005. The limited engagement will play 5 performances April 13 -15.
York Theatre Company will host a special one-night only event, Story by Story: A Conversation with Tom Jones, onWednesday evening, April 4th at 7:00 p.m.
All performances will take place at The York Theatre at Saint Peter’s on 54th St, just east of Lexington Avenue. Musicals in Mufti will continue with Colette Collage (April 27-29), and conclude with The Game of Love (May 11-13). Casting for these two shows will be announced shortly.
The performance schedule for each presentation is: Fridays at 8:00 p.m., *Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and *Sundays at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (*Talkbacks follow all matinee performances).
Tickets are priced at $39.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (enter on 54th Street, just East of Lexington), Monday through Friday (12-6 PM). A special $150 5-show package is still available and will include the remaining four Muftis and the conversation with Tom Jones, Story by Story on April 4th.