Thursday, February 18, 2021

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)

Music by

Duke Ellington

Book and Lyrics by

John Latouche and Dale Wasserman

 

Based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

 


 

Music Direction by

J. Leonard Oxley

 

Musical Supervisor

Luther Henderson

Directed by

Kent Gash


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


York’s James 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, and cast members Jerry Dixon, Joe Langworth, Amy Jo Phillips, Ken Prymus and Tami Swartz, and more!

 





 

PLEASE NOTE:

This is a panel discussion, NOT a performance. 

 

 

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