The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, enters the new year with the 25th Anniversary of its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner,
Opening the 2019 winter series is Carmelina, with music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, additional lyrics by Barry Harman, and book by Joseph Stein
and Alan Jay Lerner. Performances began Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through February 3, 2019.
the eight-member cast featured
Andréa Burns (In the Heights) in the eponymous title role
with Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill) as Roberto/Guitarist
MaryJoanna Grisso (West Side Story) as Gia Campbell/Hostess
Evan Harrington(Chicago) as Walter Braddock/Waiter
Anne L. Nathan (Once) as Rosa/Cook
Timothy John Smith (Candide) as Steve Karzinski/Waiter
Joey Sorge (A Bronx Tale) as Vittorio Dela Marta/Eduardo
and Jim Stanek (Fun Home; 7 York Mufti’s) as Carlton Smith/Waiter.
Directed by Michael Leeds (Bette and Barry: From Bathhouse to Broadway) with music direction by David Hancock Turner (Desperate Measures)