Max Von Essen
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Max Von Essen
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Gay Marshall will play Denise, Max Von Essen will play Dominique, and Lenny Wolpe will play Amiable in the York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti production of Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein's The Baker's Wife, October 26-28. The production will be directed by Gordon Greenberg, who helmed the Paper Mill Playhouse's 2006 production of the musical with those three stars.

No casting has been announced for the lead role of Genevieve, which was played by Alice Ripley at Paper Mill. The Tony Award-nominated actress is currently in Los Angeles starring in the Blank Theatre Company's production of Little Fish.

The musical, based on a French film by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, concerns a young woman in a small French village who leaves her much older husband, a big-hearted baker, for a sexy young man. The show was headed for Broadway in 1976, but closed out of town; the cast included Patti LuPone, Paul Sorvino, and Kurt Peterson.

The York production will also star Kevin Cahoon, Wendi Bergamini, Jacque Carnahan, Joy Franz, Laurent Giroux, Mitchell Greenberg, Michael Mederios, John O'Creagh, Richard Pruitt, Maureen Silliman, and Clinton Zugel.