Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly stars in the York Theatre Company's spare revival of Jerry Herman's 1969 musical about French Countess Aurelia's efforts to fight big business and save her home. More…
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 garbageman, and a pair of young lovers—the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. Part of the York's 'Musicals in Mufti' series spotlighting classic, underappreciated Broadway musicals. 'Mufti' means 'in everyday clothes, without all the trappings of a large production.' Each show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging.
See it if If you're a Jerry Herman and Tyne Daly fan. The rest of the cast is pretty darn good too. For a musical from 1969, it's scarily relevant.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy musicals on book, or a performance without an orchestra or big staging.
See it if I LOVED this show! I loved the score, the acting, the whole thing, and hope it goes on to Broadway!
Don't see it if You don't like musicals...but if you do, I highly recommend int!
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