Kenrick Continues Conversation Series at York Theatre

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Internationally recognized musical theatre and film authority, John Kenrick, continues his acclaimed conversation series at The York Theatre Company in conjunction with The York's Fall 2007 "Musicals in Mufti Series."

Conversations include Zorba (Sept. 14-16); Enter Laughing: The Musical (Sept. 28-30); The Body Beautiful (Oct. 12-14) and The Baker's Wife (Oct. 26-28).†† All Conversations will take place at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (54th St., just East of Lex). Admission is Free. Call 212-935-5824 x21 to make a reservation.

Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 PM
From Screen to Stage: Films that became Broadway Musicals
Many stage musicals have been adapted for the screen, but screen projects now inspire many of the latest theatrical musicals.†† Kenrick will examine how far back this "new" trend goes, and the answer may surprise you.†

Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM
A Helluva Town: Musicals in New York
New York is not only the theatrical capital of the world, it's also the setting for many of the best stage and screen musicals of all time.† This talk celebrates the longstanding relationship between musicals and the Big Apple.††††

Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 PM
Lets Get Physical: Sports in Musicals
Damn Yankees, The Body Beautiful, All American, so many musicals on stage and screen have set sports to music!† A look back on a rich and entertaining legacy, recalling some winners and a few minor league efforts.†

Tuesday October 23 at 7:30 PM
Vive La France: The French Influence on Musicals
The musical as we know it was born in France, and that country's influence on the art form continues to this day. From Offenbach to Schoenberg & Boublil, Kenrick cover the longtime alliance between Broadway and the Champs Elysees.††

"As an expert on musical theater history, John Kenrick has been interviewed by A&E Biography, BBC TV and Radio, British TV4, The Discovery Travel Channel, The London Observer, National Public Radio, Newsday, The Dallas Daily News and the Chicago Sun Times, among others. He has appeared in documentaries discussing Times Square, show tunes, Jerry Herman and will be seen in documentaries on upcoming DVD releases of classic MGM and Warner Brothers screen musicals. John's musings on musical theater and film have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times. His article Theatre in New York: A Brief History appears in the new textbook Theatre Law: Cases and Materials (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2004). He is profiled in How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization by Cathy Crimmins (New York: Penguin, 2004)."

Admission is free.† Call (212) 935-5824 x21 to reserve a seat.† York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's Theatre is located at 54th Street (East of Lexington).

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