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Styne musical to be presented
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, will present the 1961 Broadway musical Subways Are for Sleeping as the final show in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series. This year the series celebrates the work of Styne; the book and lyrics are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Performances will begin Feb. 24 and run through March 4. Subways Are for Sleeping is perhaps best known for an infamous publicity stunt in which producer David Merrick found New Yorkers with the same names as some of the prominent theater critics at the time to issue words of praise for a print ad. The York Theatre Company is in the basement of Saint Peter’s Church (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). For information on tickets and schedule, visit ticketsweb.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/984209. —Edward Karam