Part of the York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti series, this spare revival of Jerry Herman's 1961 musical centers on the romance between two Americans in Israel: a lonely widow and an unhappily married man. More…
Set against the backdrop of Israel's struggle for recognition as an independent nation, 'Milk and Honey' is a tale of love, optimism, and second chances. With his first Broadway score, Jerry Herman—who went on to write 'Hello Dolly,' 'Mame,' and 'La Cage aux Folles'—showed the promise of his future musical theater work. 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 you're a Jerry Herman fan, have never seen this show before, enjoy humorous songs and rapturous ballads, like plots about late in life love
Don't see it if you're not a Herman fan, like to see musicals fully staged with scenery, large orchestra, costumes and dancing,
See it if you love the score. The book needs some serious updating. I'd love to see Harvey Fierstein work his magic! Voices are wonderful.
Don't see it if you are looking for an engrossing serious musical about Israel's early days. It is fun, great score, stereotyped about women. But fun
See it if you love Jerry Herman, want to see a romantic story about middle-aged people, or want to see a pack of great performers give it their best!
Don't see it if you need spectacle and bombast to enjoy a musical. This ain't it, but what it is is terrific.
See it if you want to enjoy Jerry Herman's 1st musical about love and life of a group of tourists visiting Israel in 1961 performed in concert version
Don't see it if you don't like musicals performed in a bare minimum production with no scenery, dancing or costumes and the cast holding scripts.
See it if you remember how good lyrics and lyrical music sound and want to hear singing unamplified. Enjoy some funny stereotypes well acted.
Don't see it if You expect a full production or perfect singing. I would have transposed some of the music into a more singable range for some principals.
See it if you want to see a rarely-performed Jerry Herman musical sung by some incredibly talented people.
Don't see it if you don't like the idea of bare-bones readings, or are put off by dated shows.
See it if you love musicals. See it is you are a fan of thoughtful love stories. See it if you can relate to Israel.
Don't see it if you are expecting a big orchestra, lots of dance numbers, and terrific scenery. Don't see it if you do not have some affection for yentas.
See it if you love Jerry Herman, rare musical gems from the 60s, lovers in their 40s (and older), a country not usually portrayed on stage. A kibbutz!
Don't see it if Israel is a hot button issue for you or need every ending to be happy. Also, this is a concert version; actors w/ scripts, no costumes, etc.
See it if You love beautiful music, lovely lyrics, great singing, romantic story, and historical glimpse into early Israel in a classy energetic show!
Don't see it if You dislike concert style musical plays where actors bring their music sheets & scripts onstage or you like fancy stage sets & costumes.
See it if you remember, and loved it. Performers more than do it justice. Great voices. Very enjoyable evening.
Don't see it if you remember it, and will resent a little camping it up, and reading from scripts. No costumes, or sets. Music stands labeled"sheep"
See it if good vocals mean more to you than an outdated and slightly offensive script
Don't see it if you are unwilling to sit through a poor book to reach some powerful and well-performed songs
See it if want to see a script-in-hand lovely Jerry Herman musical with many beautiful songs you will recognize.
Don't see it if you need a full blown production and are turned off by somewhat sentimental musicals.
See it if you have any interest in music theatre history, or have ever been, or want to be, in love.
Don't see it if you believe that any musical written before Wicked is "not culturally relevant". If so, I feel sorry for you.
See it if for an opty to see this rarely done show. You like Herman's talent and want to see his roots. To support the York...a lovely gem for NYers.
Don't see it if need fully staged musicals, full orchestras, or spectacle.