New York University will present Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend from Nov. 3 through Nov. 12 in NYU’s Provincetown Playhouse (133 MacDougal Street, betw. West 3rd and West 4th Sts.). NYU’s The Boy Friend runs November 3-4 and November 9-11 at 8:00 p.m. and November 5 and November 12 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 with valid NYU ID. For more information and to make ticket reservations, call 212.998.5281. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street).
With songs including “Nicer in Niece,” “We’re Perfect Young Ladies,” “Sur La Plage,” and “The Boy Friend,” the show captured the fun and vigor of the 1920’s. It was originally produced in London’s West End, but the catchy tunes and romantic story proved to be a hit on Broadway as well when it transferred to New York in 1954.
The Boy Friend, presented by the NYU’s Program in Vocal Performance, takes place on the French Riviera and is set in a finishing school for young ladies, where the poor Polly Browne feels left out because she is the only girl that doesn’t have a boyfriend. Things begin to look up for our heroine when a young errand boy named Tony arrives on the scene. Heeding her father’s warning to beware fortune seekers, she poses as a working girl, unaware that Tony is actually the missing son of Lord Brockhurst. Complications arise when both sets of parents arrive, but a happy ending is definitely in order!
NYU’s production will be directed and choreographed by Michael Harrington, with music direction by Brian Usifer. The cast and orchestra will feature the talented undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from the Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
For more information about The Boy Friend, please contact the Steinhardt School’s Production Office at 212.998.5069.