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York's Show (+ Tell!): Beggar's Holiday Panel, Monday, February 22, at 7PM
YORK'S SHOW (+ TELL!)
VIRTUAL CAST REUNION SERIES
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, AT 7PM
Musicals in Mufti, 1999
(Artwork by Hans Friedrichs)
Book and Lyrics by
John Latouche and Dale Wasserman
Based on The Beggar's Opera by John
Music Direction by
J. Leonard Oxley
Join us as we
revisit the 1999 York Musicals in Mufti presentation of the 1946 Broadway
musical Beggar's Holiday with music by the incomparable Duke
Ellington, and book and lyrics by John Latouche & Dale
Wasserman, based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay.
The raffish denizens
of the New York underworld, both black and white, are the subject of Duke
Ellington and John Latouche's musical update of John Gay's The
Beggar's Opera. Ellington and Latouche transformed the play's locale to
a modern American city and turned Macheath into "a pin-stripe-suited
mobster, a singing, dancing Bugsy Siegel." The score mixes jazz and
blues rhythms with more traditional musical-theater sounds, including
comedy numbers for Zero Mostel as Peachum.
Duke Ellington, John Latouche,
and Billy Strayhorn
Morgan, Associate Artistic Director Gerry McIntyre, and theater
historian Charles Wright will be joined by creative team members Kent
Gash (Director), Erik Haagensen (Consultant), and Joe
McConnell (Casting Director), special guest Mercedes Ellington,
andcast members Jerry Dixon, Joe Langworth, Amy Jo Phillips, Ken
Prymus and Tami Swartz, and more!