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. Note: Performances are sold-out on Friday, October 26 and Sunday,
October 28. Tickets are available for
the Saturday performances.
The Baker's Wife
will play October 26 at 8PM, October 27 at 2:30PM & 8PM and October 28 at
2:30PM & 7:30PM at the Theatre at Saint
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 box office is open Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM.
The Baker's Wife (book
by Joseph Stein, music and
lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) will feature: 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 will
be directed by Gordon Greenberg who
directed this show at The Paper Mill Playhouse in 2005. He also directed the
recent Pirates! at The Paper Mill as well as Jacques Brel is Alive
and Well and Living in Paris
off Broadway. Mark Hartman (Avenue
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.
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.
The Baker's Wife plays five performances: Friday October 26 at
8PM; Saturday October 27 at 2:30PM & 8PM; and Sunday October 28 at 2:30PM
& 7:30PM. Audience discussions follow both matinees. Tickets are $35 and are now on sale.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org or
call York's Box
Office at 212-935-5820. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10-6.
Photos by Ben Strothmann
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Max von Essen and Lenny Wolpe
Renee Elise Goldsberry and Lenny Wolpe
Betsy DiLellio, Wendi Bergamini, Jacque Carnahan and Laurent Giroux
Gay Marshall and John O'Creagh
Gay Marshall, Kevin Cahoon and Richard Pruitt
l-r: Joy Franz, Maureen Silliman, Michael Medeiros, Betsy DeLellio, Wendi Bergamini, Jacque Carnahan, Laurent Giroux, Kevin Cahoon and John O'Creagh
rear: Richard Pruitt, John O'Creagh and Rick Crom; front: Betsy DeLellio, Wendi Bergamini, Jacque Carnahan, Laurent Giroux, Max von Essen and Kevin Cahoon
Mitch Greenberg, John O'Creagh, Kevin Cahoon, Rick Crom and David Rossmer
Mitch Greenberg, Gay Marshall and Clint Zugel
The townspeople argue
Musical director, Mark Hartman at the piano
Photo courtesy York Theatre Company - From the first day of rehearsal Monday October 22: The cast with writers Joseph Stein (Book) and Stephen Schwartz (Music and Lyrics). Back row: Lenny Wolpe, Richard Pruitt, Mitch Greenberg, Max von Essen, Kevin Cahoon, Laurent Giroux; Middle row: Michael Medeiros, John O'Creagh, Maureen Silliman, Rick Crom, Joy Franz, Gay Marshall, Jacque Carnahan, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Betsy DeLellio, Andrea Martin (Stage Manager), Wendi Bergamini; Front row seated: David Rossmer, Joseph Stein, Stephen Schwartz, Gordon Greenberg (director), Mark Hartman (Musical Director)