Casting has been announced for The York Theatre Company’s upcoming staging of the 1960 musical Tenderloin, which concludes the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick.
Featuring a book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, the limited engagement will play five performances March 7-9 at The York Theatre Company’s home at Saint Peter’s.
Directed by Carl Andress, the 14-member cast will comprise Jennifer Cody, Katie Rose Clarke, Mark Jacoby, Jillian Louis, Michael McCormick, Marcy McGuigan, Diane Phelan, Wayne Pretlow, Jay Russell, Tally Sessions, Kendal Sparks, Max von Essen, Debra Walton and Zakiya Young.
Christopher McGovern is the music director; casting is by Geoff Josselson.
Tenderloin, based on a novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams, “tells the tale of Dr. Brock, a crusading Minister who has dedicated himself to cleaning up that section of New York devoted to vice, the area known as the ‘Tenderloin,’” according to press notes. “Naturally, those whose livelihoods depended on that vice dedicated themselves to seeing that Dr. Brock didn’t succeed.”
Broadway for Self Help Africa, which brings together Broadway stars for a night of song and celebration benefiting Self Help Africa Inc., will be held March 3 at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.
The 7:30 PM concert will feature Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, War Horse), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Maia Wilson (The Book of Mormon, “Frozen”), Katie Rose Clarke (Wicked), Michael James Scott (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots), Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown) and John Eric Parker (The Book of Mormon) and more.
Broadway for Self Help Africa, produced by Andy Jones, will feature musical direction by Will Van Dyke (Kinky Boots, Rent, The Adams Family, Wicked).