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The York Theatre Company celebrates the works of Tony winner Sheldon Harnick in this year's Musicals in Mufti series. The popular, long-running series continues with five musicals created by Harnick presented at their off-Broadway home, the Theatre at Saint Peter's.

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Five staged concert performances by Sheldon Harnick, including a world premiere!

January 17-19, 2014
Sheldon Harnick's A World to Win

Book and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock plus
David Baker, Larry Hochman, Michel Legrand, Richard Rodgers and Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Robert Brink
A World to Win is a sampling of Sheldon Harnick's wide-ranging career as a musical theatre writer. It covers everything from shows on and off Broadway, revues to book musicals, and well-known gems as well as hidden treasures that have never been performed publicly. Most of the music was written by his long-time collaborator Jerry Bock; other songs were composed by Richard Rodgers, Michel Legrand, David Baker, Larry Hochman and even Harnick himself.

January 31- February 2, 2014

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Maggie L. Harrer
Dragons features book, music, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and is based on Yevgeny Schwartz's play, The Dragon. After suffering through the siege of Leningrad in WWII, Schwartz felt that the Russian people deserved something better than life under the tyrant Stalin. He couldn't very well write a play about that and hope to have it produced in Soviet Russia, so he wrote a charming fantasy about a knight who rescues a damsel in distress from a dragon and what happens thereafter. Harnick's musical adaption preserves the charm, humor and romance of Schwartz's play while making the tale applicable to life under any form of government (including ours).

February 14-16, 2014
Malpractice Makes Perfect

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by David Glenn Armstrong
Malpractice Makes Perfect, with book, music and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, is based on the Moliere's classic comedy of manners, The Doctor in Spite of Himself. A musical comedy whose classic plot devices lead to hilarious ends, Harnick's adaptation tells the story of a woodcutter manipulated by his spiteful wife to impersonate a brilliant doctor. Called to an emergency case--a lovely young woman who feigns sickness to avoid her impending marriage--the "doctor" prescribes a perfect remedy for an uproarious situation. Mix in a cast of eccentrics, and the comic antics build to the climactic resolution.

February 21-23, 2014
Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead
Book by Ira Wallach
Music by David Baker
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by James Glossman
Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead is a musical comedy from off-Broadway's 1960 season that tells a classic success story--with great humor, the boy overcomes extraordinary obstacles to gain a girl, fortune, and family honor). Set in the Midwest at the turn of the last century, it spoofs Horatio Alger rags-to-riches tales.

March 7-9, 2014

Book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Carl Andress
Tenderloin, based on a novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams, was produced on Broadway in 1960 by Harold Prince and Robert Griffith. It 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". Naturally, those whose livelihoods depended on that vice dedicated themselves to seeing that Dr. Brock didn't succeed.

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