First Look at York Theatre Company's Jerry's Girls
The musical revue follows the many leading ladies of songwriter Jerry Herman's career.
Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) star in the limited engagement. With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Herman, Jerry's Girls features tunes from some of Herman's iconic musicals, such as Mame, Hello, Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack & Mabel, A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine, and La Cage aux Folles. The production is directed by Pamela Hunt, with music direction by Eric Svejcar.
The musical is described as follows: "Jerry's Girls is a captivating tribute to that all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, which brings the larger-than-life women of his shows center stage. The all-female cast reminds us of how Jerry Herman has given voice to some of the most iconic showstoppers ever written for Broadway."
After an initial nightclub run and a successful national tour, Jerry's Girls was presented on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in 1985. It was directed by Larry Alford and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, and starred Broadway legends Dorothy Loudon, Chita Rivera, and Leslie Uggams.