Robert Cuccioli and Ed Dixon to Head Cast
of Mufti's Mirette
By Andrew Gans
December 8, 2005
Complete casting has been announced for the York Theatre
Company's upcoming staging of Mirette.The Elizabeth
Diggs-Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical will be presented as part
of the York's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series, which offers
little-produced musicals in concert stagings. In addition to
Cuccioli and Dixon, the company will also feature Davis Duffiled,
Patti Murin, Anthony Santelmo, Kelly Sullivan and Maggie Watts.
Drew Scott Harris directs.
Performance dates are Dec. 16 at 8 PM, Dec. 17 at 2:30 and 8
PM and Dec. 18 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM. Audience discussions with
members of the cast and creative team will follow the matinee
Mirette features a score by Jones and Schmidt and a
book by Diggs. The musical, according to press notes, concerns
an "unusual friendship between the strong-willed, ten year-old
Mirette and The Great Bellini, a jaded tightrope walker who's
lost his nerve. When Bellini stages a comeback only to find
himself paralyzed with fear, Mirette helps him regain his
Robert Cuccioli earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor
in a Musical for his work in Jekyll & Hyde. He won the
Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle awards for that
performance as well. Cuccioli also appeared in the Broadway
production of Les Misérables and has been seen on screen
in "Sliders," "Baywatch," "Celebrity," "The Stranger" and
"Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target." His recent theatrical
credits include Guys and Dolls, Temporary Help, Lorenzaccio,
The Sound of Music and the Actors' Fund benefit concert of
On the Twentieth Century.
Ed Dixon made his Broadway debut in the 1971 revival of
No, No, Nanette. His other Main Stem credits include King
of Schnorrers, The Three Musketeers, Les Misérables, Cyrano—The
Musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Iceman Cometh and
Gore Vidal's the Best Man.
The "Musicals in Mufti" series presents musicals in staged
concert settings. "Mufti" means "in street clothes, without the
The York Theatre Company is located at 619 Lexington Avenue
at the corner of 54th Street. Tickets for the "Mufti"
productions are priced at $40 and can be purchased by calling
(212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more
information, go to www.yorktheatre.org.