Chicago director stays with 'Tomorrow Morning'

March 9, 2011

"Tomorrow Morning," the British-born intimate tuner that won the 2009 Jeff Award for a Musical, is scheduled for a March 21-April 23 New York run at the Off-Broadway York Theatre Company, where the Chicago director, Tom Mullen, will repeat. The four-character show has music and lyrics by British writer Laurence Mark Wythe (there's no book credit), and tells of a twenty-something couple about to be married as their thirty-something friends divorce. First produced in London in 2006, "Tomorrow Morning" had a successful run at the Greenhouse Theatre here, Oct. 31-Dec. 7, 2008.

The local cast--none of whom are doing the Off-Broadway run--featured Michael Mahler, the quadruple-threat singer/actor/composer/musical director out of Northwestern University, who now is appearing in "Working" at the Broadway Playhouse (through May 8). Observers have been waiting for several years for Mahler's star to start shooting, and maybe "Working" will be it . . . if this vastly retooled version of the 1977 original makes it to New York as anticipated.