York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), celebrating the legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival, presents the fourth musical in the spring series: Colette Collage, with Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones and Music by Harvey Schmidt. The limited engagement will play 5 performances only April 27 - 29 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). See photos from Colette Collage below!
Directed by Michael Montel, with music direction by Robert Felstein, the cast features Tony nominee Christine Andreas (La Cage aux Folles) in the title role, Jo Ann Cunningham (Anna Karenina) as Sido, Peter Land (York's Oh, Coward) as Jacques, Patrick Lane (Tales of the City) as De Jouvenal, Anne Markt (Hair) as Colette De Jouvenal, Bill Nolte (York's The Road to Qatar)as Willy, Vanessa Reseland (Sunset Boulevard) as Missy, Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan) as Maurice, Carrington Vilmont (The Phantom of the Opera) as German Officer, Sasha Weiss (York's The Grand Tour) as Pauline, and Scott Willis (State Fair) as Captain Colette.
The joys, fears and loves of the celebrated French writer Colette are at the center of the poignant and insightful Colette Collage. Sensual, witty and entirely unconventional, this intimate, highly theatrical musical captures the essence of one of the most liberated women of all time. The life of the legendary author unfolds over a period of sixty years in this classic bio-musical from Jones and Schmidt, which premiered Off-Broadway at the York in 1983.
The performance schedule for Colette Collage is: Fridays at 8:00 p.m., *Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and *Sundays at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (*Talkbacks follow all matinee performances).
Tickets are priced at $39.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).
Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival will conclude with The Game of Love (May 11-13).
York's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances has presented over 80 shows from the past in simply-staged concert format. Mufti means: "in street clothes," without the trappings associated with the original productions.
For more information, visit www.yorktheatre.org, and check out the photos below!
Photo credit: Ben Strothman
Carrington Vilmont, Peter Land, Sasha Weiss, Vanessa Reseland, Jo Ann Cunningham, Patrick Lane, Anne Markt, Scott Will, Bill Nolte, Christine Andreas and Nicholas Rodriguez
Peter Land and Christine Andreas
Jo Ann Cunningham and Christine Andreas
Anne Markt, Christine Andreas, Sasha Weiss and Vanessa Reseland
Bill Nolte and Christine Andreas
The full company of COLETTE COLLAGE