Tony winner Cady Huffman (The Producers), Quentin Earl Darrington (MJ the Musical), Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway), Ryan Vona (Beautiful—The Carole King Musical), and Andrea Ross (The Sound of Music National Tour) will perform Jerry Herman: You I Like February 22–24 at 92Y. Huffman will direct the concert in addition to singing tunes by the late composer.
Conceived and conducted by Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!), the show will explore themes commonly found in Herman's work, such as love, family, home, and optimism. Audiences can expect to hear songs like “Time Heals Everything,” from Mack & Mabel, “I Am What I Am,” from La Cage Aux Folles, “It’s Today” from Mame, and “I’ll Be Here Tomorrow” from The Grand Tour.
“Jerry Herman was joy personified,” said Einhorn. “He wrote shows that sparked joy, brought out positivity in the face of adversity, granted his characters second chances, and reinforced the love of family.”
Photos: Lyrics & Lyricists—Jerry Herman: You I Like
The performance features lighting design by John Kelly, projection design by Dan Scully, and casting by Telsey + Company, with Lori Wekselblatt serving at production stage manager. Joining the band are Einhorn on piano, Chad Smith on woodwinds, Jeremy Miloszewicz on trumpet, Scott Kuney on guitar, Mark Vanderpoel on bass, and Perry Cavari on drums.