THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY’S
WINTER 2013 MUSICALS IN MUFTI SERIES
ANNOUNCES CAST FOR
“H A P P Y H U N T I N G”
BOOK BY HOWARD LINDSAY AND RUSSELL CROUSE
LYRICS BY MATT DUBEY
MUSIC BY HAROLD KARR
DIRECTED BY DAVID GLENN ARMSTRONG
MUSIC DIRECTION BY DAVID ANDREWS ROGERS
STARRING KLEA BLACKHURST
FEATURING JANINE DIVITA, JOY FRANZ, JESSICA GROVÉ,
SEÁN MARTIN HINGSTON, MICHAEL MCCORMICK, HEATHER PARCELLS,
ANDREW SAMONSKY, MICHAEL SHARON AND LYNNE WINTERSTELLER
5 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
MARCH 15 - 17, 2013
AT YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S
|Original Playbill (from eBay)|
New York, NY (March 7, 2013) – The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series with the 1956 musical hit, Happy Hunting, with book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, lyrics by Matt Dubey and music by Harold Karr. Directed by David Glenn Armstrong and with music direction by David Andrews Rogers, the cast stars Klea Blackhurst, and will feature Janine DiVita, Joy Franz, Jessica Grové, Seán Martin Hingston, Michael McCormick, Heather Parcells, Andrew Samonsky, Michael Sharon and Lynne Wintersteller.
The limited engagement will play 5 performances only, March 15 - 17, 2013 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s(Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
Mama Rose meets “The Hostess with the Mostes’ on the Ball” in Happy Hunting, the 1956 musical that was a star vehicle written for the incomparable Ethel Merman. A huge, flamboyant, bubbly, light-hearted romp, Happy Huntingfeatures a gag-filled book by the authors of Anything Goes and a delectable score featuring the Merman classics “Mutual Admiration Society” and “Gee, But It’s Good to Be Here.”
When Liz Livingstone--rich, widowed Philadelphia hostess with a heart of gold--perceives a snub at the Grace Kelly-Prince Rainier "Wedding of the Year" in Monaco, she single-mindedly sets out to snare an even more impressively titled husband for her daughter. Things get predictably complicated when she succeeds and then promptly falls for her intended son-in-law herself. Meanwhile, the bride-to-be only has eyes for the society lawyer, and Liz’s dashing Duke turns out to be very possibly penniless.