Saycon Sengbloh, Jill Shackner to Lead LAST DANCE Workshop, 9/20-23
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), in association with Robert D. Wachs (producer of the hit films Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Coming to America), will mount a lab workshop of the new disco "revue-sical," Last Dance featuring the music of legendary pop master Paul Jabara (Enough is Enough, It's Raining Men, Last Dance, and more) with book by Shaun McKenna (Lord of the Rings, The Musical). Last Dance will play 5 performances, September 20 – 23, 2012 at at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
Under the direction of Philip Wm. McKinley (SPIDERMAN Turn Off the Dark, The Boy from Oz), and with choreography by Carol Schuberg (Meet Me in St. Louis) and musical direction by Wendy Cavett (Mamma Mia!), the cast will include Jack Noseworthy (Jerome Robbins' Broadway) as Joel, Saycon Sengbloh (Fela, Hair) as Gaynor, Jill Shackner (Les Miserables) as Suze, and Donna Vivino (Wicked) as Dee.
Those who missed the days of Studio 54, didn't miss their Last Dance!! This exciting new show is a tale from the 70s when enough was never enough. A joyful celebration of disco dreams, glitter balls and dangerous delights. It's a story about a time, not so long ago, when a man wrote songs for the woman he thought he'd never lose… "Disco Forever!"
Last Dance will play the following performance schedule: Thursday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and September 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $15 and available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).
For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.
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