Photo Flash: A Fine and Private Place Opening Night
Christiane Noll, Glenn Seven Allen and Gabriel Barre headline the York Theatre Company's presentation of the musical A Fine and Private Place, which runs at the theatre from April 13th through May 21st. The show opened on April 27th.
The musical, which is based on the Peter S. Beagle novel, features book and lyrics by Erik Haagensen and music by Richard Isen. In addition to Noll (Jekyll & Hyde, The Mambo Kings), Allen (The Light in the Piazza) and Barre, it features Joe Kolinski, Evalyn Baron and Larri Rebega. Barre, whose work as a director includes Almost, Maine, Summer of '42 and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, directs the piece as well as recreate the role of The Raven, which he performed in the show's premiere at Goodspeed Opera House in 1989. The show "is a musical fantasy of love and discovery, as two couples (one living, and one of the spirit world) find that love and redemption can be found in the most unexpected places. Set in the Yorkchester Cemetery in the Bronx (inspired by the Woodlawn Cemetery), A Fine and Private Place proves that love can be an affirmation of life," state press notes.
The York Theatre Company will be given a special Drama Desk award at this season's ceremonies on May 21st for "Vital Contributions to theatre by developing and presenting new musicals."
The York Theatre Company is located at Saint Peter's Theatre in Citigroup Center at 619 Lexington Avenue. For tickets, visit www.smarttix.com. Visit the show's website, www.afandpp.com, or www.yorktheatre.org for more information.
Cast members of A Fine and Private Place, Gabriel Barre, Christiane Noll, Glenn Seven Allen, celebrating opening night
The Company of A Fine and Private Place, with Peter Beagle, author of the novel of the same name, center, backstage on opening night