New Musicals 'TIL THE NEXT TIME & THE STARDUST SUPPER CLUB Set for York's Developmental Reading Series this Month
The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the premiere of two new musicals: 'Til The Next Time, with Book & Lyrics by Frank Evans and Music by James Scully, and The Stardust Supper Club, written by Alan Bailey and Mark Cabaniss at The York Theatre Company, at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00.
The Developmental Reading Series presents some 40 readings and workshops of new musicals by emerging and established authors throughout the year. a vital part of the writing process. The series often serves as an incubator for shows to be considered for Mainstage productions, thus serving the York's unique mission of taking new musicals through the complete development process to full production.
The February 2014 Developmental Reading Series schedule is:
Thursday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m.
(One Performance Only)
'Til The Next Time
Book and Lyrics by Frank Evans
Music by James Scully
Directed by Jennifer Paulson Lee
Music Direction by Scott Cady
'Til The Next Time is a new musical about the life of Howard Hughes: iconoclastic, womanizing billionaire, investor, film producer, anonymous benefactor, and aviator, told from the point of view from his long time lieutenant Noah Dietrich. The musical takes us from the early days in Houston to his reclusive, secretive life involving marriages to Ella Rice, a Houston socialite, to Jean Peters, 20th Century Fox film star and his long affair with the luminary Katherine Hepburn.
Friday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
(One Performance Only)
The Stardust Supper Club
A New Musical
Written by Alan Bailey and Mark Cabaniss
Directed by Pamela Hunt
Music Direction and Arrangements by Mark Hartman
The new Hoagy Carmichael musical The Stardust Supper Club is the story of two of Hoagy Carmichael's closest friends, now a longtime married couple who run a small nightclub. When Hoagy is nominated for a 1952 Oscar, they celebrate by putting on their biggest show in years - only to watch it fall apart in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking as they find themselves examining their own lives in contrast to Hoagy's huge success. In the vein of Ain't Misbehavin' andForever Plaid, THE STARDUST SUPPER CLUB features the biggest hits of this quintessentially American composer, including "Georgia on My Mind," "Skylark," "Two Sleepy People," and the immortal "Stardust."
Reservations can be made by visiting the website at www.yorktheatre.org, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).
The York Theater Company Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick continues with Malpractice Makes Perfect (February 14-16, 2014), Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead (February 21-23, 2014) and the Broadway classic, Tenderloin (March 7-9, 2014). The spring Mainstage production brings the world premiere of the new musical revue, Inventing Mary Martin (April 15-May18, 2014).
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