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Tyne Daly to Star in New York Production of Jerry Herman's Dear World

The musical will be presented at the York Theatre Company.

Tyne Daly will star in Dear World at the York Theatre Company.
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Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly will star in the York Theatre Company's upcoming production of Jerry Herman's musical Dear World, running February 25-March 5. The show will be presented at York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.

With a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, and a score by Herman, the work is inspired by Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chailiot (as adapted by Maurice Valency). It is described as follows: "When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry — not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers — the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed."

Michael Montel directs, with music direction by Christopher McGovern. David Thompson provides a new version of the script. Daly first played the role of Countess Aurelia in a 2016 concert reading in California.

Further casting will be announced.

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