Alison Fraser will join Tyne Daly in Dear World, presented by the York Theatre Company.
Alison Fraser will join Tyne Daly in Dear World, presented by the York Theatre Company.
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The York Theatre Company has announced casting for its upcoming production of Jerry Herman's musical Dear World, running February 25-March 5. Starring Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly, the show will be presented at York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.

Dear World's cast will feature Alison Fraser (March of the Falsettos) as Constance, Ann Harada (Avenue Q) as Gabrielle, and Lenny Wolpe (Wicked) as the Sewerman, with Dewey Caddell (Finian's Rainbow) as the Sergeant, J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis) as President 2, Ben Cherry (Fiddler on the Roof) as the Waiter, Stephen Mo Hanan (Jolson & Co.) as President 3, Erika Henningsen (Les Misérables) as Nina, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as Julian, Peter Land (My Fair Lady) as President 1, Gordon Stanley (Ragtime) as the Prospector, and Kristopher Thompson-Bolden (The Nutty Professor) as the Mute.

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."

Dear World is the final presentation of the three shows in the York's Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. 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.

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