Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead

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COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED

 

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY

WINTER 2014 MUSICALS IN MUFTI SERIES

CELEBRATING BROADWAY’S SHELDON HARNICK

CONTINUES WITH 

“S M I L I N G,  T H E   B O Y   F E L L   D E A D”

BOOK BY IRA WALLACH

MUSIC BY DAVID BAKER

LYRICS BY SHELDON HARNICK

 

DIRECTED BY JAMES GLOSSMAN

MUSIC DIRECTION BY JOSEPH BAKER

 

FEATURING ANTHONY APICELLA, REATHEL BEAN, ANTHONY BLAHA,

ALLISON CARR, EMILY DALY, LAURA DARRELL, MATT DENGLER,

NICK GASWIRTH, DAVID GREEN, ROSE HEMINGWAY, NANCY JOHNSTON,

JUDY KAYE, PAUL MURPHY AND TONY ROBERTS

 

5 PERFORMANCES ONLY!

FEBRUARY 21-23, 2014

AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY’S HOME AT SAINT PETER’S

 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

 

New York, NY (February 12, 2014)  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead with Book by Ira Wallach, Music by David Baker, and Lyrics bySheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director James Glossman with music direction by Joseph Baker, and casting by Geoff Josselson.

 

The cast will feature Anthony Apicella, Reathel Bean, Anthony Blaha, Allison Carr, Emily Daly, Laura Darrell, Matt Dengler, Nick Gaswirth, David Green, Rose Hemingway, Nancy Johnston, Judy Kaye, Paul Murphy and Tony Roberts.

 

The limited engagement will play 5 performances February 21-23, 2014 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s(Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

 

Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead is a musical comedy from Off-Broadway’s 1961 season that tells a classic success story—with great humor, the hero overcomes extraordinary obstacles to gain a girl, fortune, and family honor). Set in the Midwest at the turn of the last century, it spoofs Horatio Alger rags-to-riches tales.

 

“Another delightful and charming show in our Sheldon Harnick series.  Smiling is over 50 years old, and almost unknown – – but we hope to change that.  With this cast, it should become the biggest hit in town!” said James Morgan, York’s Producing Artistic Director.

 

The performance schedule for Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead is Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22 at *2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 23 at *2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (*audience discussions follow the matinee performances).

 

Tickets are priced at $45.00 ($31.50 for York Members) and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12-6 PM).  A special “Musical in Mufti” Three Show Package is also available for a discounted price of $108.

 

The York Theatre Company’s acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series of musical theatre gems, in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, has presented over 90 shows from the past in its twenty-ninth year history.  Mufti means: “in street clothes, without the trappings associated with a full production.”

The Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series will conclude with Tenderloin (March 7-9) at The York Theatre Company at its home in Saint Peter’s (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

The 2013-2014 season York Theatre mainstage season continues with the world premiere of a new musical,Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane and co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard.  Performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 15 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18 at York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s.  Casting will be announced shortly.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.

The York Theatre Company is the only theater in New York City—and one of very few in the world—dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals and preserving neglected, notable shows from the past. For over four decades, York’s intimate, imaginative style of producing both original and neglected classic musicals has resulted in critical acclaim and recognition from artists and audiences alike. Under the guidance of Producing Artistic Director James  Morgan since 1997, the York has focused exclusively on new musicals in its Mainstage Series—most of them world, American, or New York premieres—by some of the field’s most esteemed creators, and has also helped launch the careers of many talented new writers. Over 35 cast recordings from The York Theatre Company productions are now available on CD, and commercial transfers of such York premieres as The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)SouvenirJolson & Company, and its acclaimed revivals of Closer Than Ever (2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival), Sweeney Todd and Pacific Overtures have all showcased the importance of the York and its programs.

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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