Troy author, historian and “Bon vivant” Don Rittner will be directing a local theatrical production of “Helen of Troy New York,” a 1923 Broadway musical comedy satirizing the Arrow Shirt Company of Troy, N.Y. Joining him will be European director Just More (Justyna Kostek).
The show ran for one year and 191 performances in Manhattan with its “book” written by George S. Kaufman & Marc Connelly, lyrics and music by Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby, and staged by Bertram Harrison and Bert French. “Helen” was Kaufman’s second play. He went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1932 and 1937, as well as Tony Award Best Director in 1951.
Stay tuned for more details on this production!
Back in 2012, The Enjoy Troy Co. made a special, one-of-a-kind “Helen of Troy New York/Enjoy Troy” clock for our friend Helen, who lives in Troy, NY!