INVENTING MARY MARTIN is the World Premiere multi-media celebration of the life and career of one of Broadway’s greatest stars. Mary Martin created the leading roles in “One Touch of Venus,” “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan” becoming the most glamorous and beloved star of the American musical theatre. In this musical revue, four fabulous performers, none of whom actually plays Mary (who could?) take us on her amazing journey from naive but ambitious Texan to movie star to Broadway legend, reinventing herself constantly along the way. The show, written and co-directed by award-winning musical theatre writer Stephen Cole, with musical arrangements by Broadway and film veteran David Krane, shines a light on the magic that was Mary Martin. Imagine “Side by Side by Sondheim” meets “Ain’t Misbehavin” as we celebrate Ms. Martin’s 100th birthday with a score by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill, Jule Styne, Schmidt and Jones and other musical giants of the Golden Age of Broadway - a time when stopping the show with a saucy but innocent striptease in “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” could propel a novice to a 40 year career as the Great White Way’s brightest star.
& EMILY SKINNER
Conceived, Written and Directed by Stephen Cole
Music Supervised and Arranged by David Krane
Co-directed and Choreographed by Bob Richard
Musical Direction by Larry Goldberg
Set designed by James Morgan
Costumes designed by Patricia McGourty
Lighting designed by Mary Jo Dodlinger
Projections designed by Justin West
Puppets designed by Dan Crowley
Production Stage Manager-Bernita Robinson
The Entire Cast
Playing at the York Theatre Company. Theatre at St. Peter's in the Citicorp Bldg.
April 15-May 18, 2014