The York Theatre Company presents The Baker's Wife as the fourth and final show in the Fall 2007 Musicals in Mufti Series - the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. This Series celebrates the work of playwright Joseph Stein. Remaining performances are Saturday October 27 at 8PM and Sunday, October 28 at 2:30PM & 7:30PM at the Theatre at Saint Peters (54th Street, Just East of Lexington Ave). Audience discussions follow both matinees Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org or call York's Box Office at 212-935-5820.
The Baker's Wife (book by Joseph Stein, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) features Renee Elise Goldsberry, Rick Crom and Betsy DiLellio with Lenny Wolpe, Max von Essen, Kevin Cahoon and Gay Marshall. The cast also includes Wendi Bergamini, Jacque Carnahan, Joy Franz, Laurent Giroux, Mitchell Greenberg, Michael Medeiros, John O'Creagh, Richard Pruitt, David Rossmer, Maureen Silliman and Clinton Zugel.
The Baker's Wife is directed by Gordon Greenberg who directed this show at The Paper Mill Playhouse in 2005. Mark Hartman (Avenue Q, York's Bajour) is the Music Director. The Baker's Wife, with book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is based on the film "La Femme de Boulanger" by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono.
"The Baker's Wife is a love story set in the French town of Concorde, where the people have been without a baker for six weeks and are filled with anticipation at the arrival of master baker Aimable Castagnie. The baker and his wife arrive, but when Aimable's wife runs off with a young villager, Aimable cannot accept the truth. At first the villagers make fun of the baker's situation until his goodness forces them to open their hearts and try to help him," explain press notes.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org or call York's Box Office at 212-935-5820.
Photos by Linda Lenzi
Renee Elise Goldsberry (Genevieve) and Max von Essen (Dominique)
Kevin Cahoon (Priest), Gay Marshall (Denise), Lenny Wolpe (Aimable), Renee Elise Goldsberry and Max von Essen
James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director), Dan Garodnick (City Council Member) and Joseph Stein (Book)
Gordon Greenberg (Director) and Kevin Cahoon
Kevin Cahoon, Gordon Greenberg and Clinton Leo Zugel (Philippe)
Betsy DiLellio (Simone), Jacque Carnahan (Nicole), Joseph Stein and Wendi Bergamini (Inez)
Betsy DiLellio, Jacque Carnahan, Joseph Stein, Laurent Giroux (Marquis) and Wendi Bergamini
Michael Medeiros (Barnaby) and Jacque Carnahan
Rick Crom (Pierre) and Wendi Bergamini
Gay Marshall, Paul Masse and Gordon Greenberg
Chris Robinson (Lighting Designer), David Rossmer (Antione), David McCoy (Chairman of The York Theatre Board of Directors), Rick Crom, Elisa Spencer (General Manager), James Morgan, Jacque Carnahan, Gay Marshall and Betsy DiLellio
Jacque Carnahan, David McCoy, Gay Marshall and Betsy DiLellio
Gay Marshall, David Rossmer, Rick Crom, Jacque Carnahan and Betsy DiLellio
Jed Knight (Graphics), Gay Marshall and Shahna Sherwood (Development Associate)
Wendi Bergamini, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Betsy DiLellio, Max von Essen and Jacque Carnahan
Lenny Wolpe, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Max von Essen
Lino Del Core and Betsy DiLellio
Joseph Stein and Tommy Tune
Joseph Stein, Tommy Tune and Glenn Connolly
Mark Hartman (Music Director), James Morgan and Max von Essen
Gordon Greenberg, Mark Hartman, Max von Essen and Gay Marshall
Betsy DiLellio and Laurent Giroux
Michael Medeiros, Mitchell Greenberg (School Teacher) and Richard Pruitt (Claude)
Renee Elise Goldsberry and David McCoy
Joseph Stein, Lenny Wolpe and Elisa Stein
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joseph Stein, Lenny Wolpe and Gordon Greenberg
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joseph Stein, Lenny Wolpe and Max von Essen
Max von Essen with his Mom Rita and niece Rita