Book by Jennifer Robbins
Music and Lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello
Directed and Choreographed by Bill Castellino
Ben Chavez, Morgan Cowling, Jesse Manocherian, Claire Saunders, Robin Skye, David Spadora, Lenny Wolpe
Music Direction: Eric Svejcar
Scenic Design: James Morgan
Costume Design: Tyler Holland
Lighting Design: Paul Miller
Production Stage Manager: Bethany Ellen Clark
Stage Manager: Shanna Allison
First Performance April 25, 2017
Opening May 4, 2017
Final Performance May 21, 2017
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The York Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, a romantic comedy set in New York’s East Village, about two people on the verge of 30 whose family ties hold a little too tightly – Little Harry, a cook at his father’s failing neighborhood restaurant with dreams of becoming a great Italian chef, and Sherri, who works for her controlling mother’s real estate office but longs for something more.
When their whirlwind romance sets their parents on edge, Harry and Sherri must attempt to find their own ways in life. Marry Harry cooks up ideas of family loyalty, marriage, love, and food with a side of humor, heart, and just the right amount of spice. Broadway.com had this to share: “exceptional…must-see musical theater at its very best!” The Examiner called it “a heart-felt love letter to musical comedy.”
In July 2011, Marry Harry was part of the New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theatre reading series at Vassar. In April 2012, Amas Musical Theatre held a 3-week workshop culminating in four performances. In July 2013, Marry Harry received a full production as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival. In spring 2014, American Theatre Group in Rahway, New Jersey presented Marry Harry as part of their 2013-2014 season. The York Theatre Company has been a major supporter in the development of this show over the past few years.
Deb Miller – DC Metro Theatre Arts
If you’re in the mood for some pure light-hearted entertainment, Marry Harry, now making its Off-Broadway debut in a limited engagement with The York Theatre Company, is a delightful new musical rom-com that exudes charm and evokes smiles. Jennifer Robbins’ feel-good belatedly-coming-of-age story of familial ties, love at first sight, following your dream, and becoming who you are is set to a buoyant score by Dan Martin (music) and Michael Biello (lyrics), under the upbeat direction and choreography of Bill Castellino. Now who doesn’t like to feel good or to smile?
Dan Stahl – TheaterMania
Marry Harry, a 2014 musical now being revived by the York Theatre Company at St. Peter’s, is like a beautifully planned wedding for two boring people. Everything about it looks great: the outfits, the decor, the lighting…but there’s no avoiding the fact that Jennifer Robbins’ book and Michael Biello’s lyrics aren’t worth the effort.