The Spring Gala over at The York Theatre Company was a Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).
Director Pamela Hunt returned to re-create her original staging as Rich Silverstein musically directed.
The cast features Rachel de Benedet (Berlin to Broadway…)
George Dvorsky (Closer Than Ever)
Gerry McIntyre (Subways Are for Sleeping),
Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures)
Peter Saide (Desperate Measures)
Stephanie Umoh (Hallelujah, Baby!)
Lauren Molina (Desperate Measures)
and Michelle Ragusa (Young Frankenstein).
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) pays loving tongue-in-cheek tribute to Broadway’sRodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Kander & Ebb. This theatre parody now played 15 years after its world premiere: We follow as an innocent ingénue is threatened by her evil landlord when she can’t pay her rent; this one story is told in five musicals, which started at The York and ran for over 500 performances.