I had another delightful evening at the 59E59 Theaters. I saw "The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman" presented by Rubicon Theatre Company, with direction by David Zippel.
With a stellar cast featuring Tony-Award Winner Lillias White, Grammy-Award Winner and fellow "Adaumbelle's Quest" participant Billy Stritch (who also doubles as Musical Director and Arranger), Tony-Award Nominee Sally Mayes, Tony-Award Nominee and "Adaumbelle's Quest" participant Howard McGillin, Drama Desk-Award Winner Rachel York, and Helen Hayes Award Winner David Burnham, this musical review features a mixture of Cy's theatrical songs from such shows as "Little Me," "Sweet Charity," "Seesaw," "On The Twentieth Century," "Barnum," "City of Angels," "The Will Rogers Follies," and "The Life," pop hits made famous by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand, and some never-heard-before show-stoppers written toward the end of Cy's life.
Bringing these talents together with such classic music is what makes this evening so enjoyable! Each performer gets equal multiple shining moments as well as times to perform together! Some of the specific solo wow moments come when Rachel York triumphs on "Come Summer," Lillias White belts the roof off of "Never Met A Man I Didn't Like/The Oldest Profession," Billy Stritch seduces with "It Amazes Me" and "Some Kind of Music," Howard McGillin dazzles with "I'd Give The World," and David Burnham mesmerizes on "I've Got Your Number." Together, Rachel and David scored big on "Only The Rest Of My Life," Billy and Lillias with "Little Me," Sally and Howard on "The Measure of Love," while the whole cast delighted with "Those Hands," "The Best Is Yet To Come," the money medley "Five Zeroes," "On The Other Side Of The Tracks," "Big Spender," "Never Enough," "I Wanna Be Friends," and megamix "It's Not Where You Start," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Hey There, Good Times," and "We're Nothing Without You."
When you have a super-talented cast and great music, it's hard not to have an enjoyable time! If you are looking to expand your musical theatre knowledge or are a fan of Cy Coleman, Lillias White, Billy Stritch, Sally Mayes, Howard McGillin, Rachel York, and/or David Burnham, then I highly suggest heading over to 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street) to see "The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman" which runs through July 3. Click here for tickets!