Jerry Herman Revue Jerry’s Girls Begins at the York August 5

Off-Broadway News   Jerry Herman Revue Jerry’s Girls Begins at the York August 5 Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Christine Pedi, and Stephanie Umoh star in the musical revue that celebrates the great female roles from Jerry Herman’s musicals.
1968: Special Tony Award recipients Pearl Bailey (left) and Carol Channing with Jerry Herman
1968: Special Tony Award recipients Pearl Bailey (left) and Carol Channing with Jerry Herman Courtesy of the Tony Awards

The York Theatre Company production of Jerry’s Girls, the revue celebrating the musicals of Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jerry Herman, begins Off-Broadway performances August 5 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street).

Directed by Pamela Hunt, Jerry’s Girls is set to run through August13 as part of the York's book-in-hand series, Musicals in Mufti.

Based on an original concept by Herman, Larry Alford, and Wayne Cilento, the show celebrates the female characters who inhabit Herman’s musicals, including Dolly Gallagher Levi of Hello, Dolly!; Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame; Countess Aurelia of Dear World; Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel; and female impersonator ZaZa of La Cage aux Folles.

Bringing the larger-than-life characters to life for the York’s limited run are Tony Award nominee Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (Spamilton), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime). Eric Svejcar (Marry Harry) is music director.

First presented on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in 1985, Jerry’s Girls originally starred Dorothy Loudon, Chita Rivera, and Leslie Uggams.

For tickets and more information visit yorktheatre.org. Performances take place at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street).

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