The York Theatre Company will remember legendary Broadway director, Albert "Albie" Marre who passed away at the age of 87 on September 4th, with a memorial service set for Monday evening, October 29th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The event is open to the public with a reservation.
The evening, being planned by his wife, Mimi Turque-Marre, will include stories and performances from several of Albert Marre's colleagues throughout his career with music co-directed by Nancy Ford, Jack Lee (original musical director on Knickerbocker Holiday), and music director Neil Warner (musical director on Man of La Mancha).
Mitch Leigh, the dear friend and collaborator of Albie Marre's for many years will speak at the event. Leigh is the composer of Man of La Mancha, for which he, Joe Darien and Marre each received a Tony Award. He was also associated with Mr. Marre on the musicals Chu Chem, Cry For Us All and Home Sweet Homer.
Other speakers and performers will be announced at a later date.