Vineyard's THE LANDING Concludes Run with VIP Benefit Today

The Vineyard Theatre world-premiere production of the musical THE LANDING - with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander and directed by Walter Bobbie - will conclude its acclaimed run with a special VIP benefit reception for patrons following the final performance today, November 24 at 3 p.m. at The Vineyard. (108 E. 15 St.) A $200 VIP ticket includes premium seating for the show as well as a champagne toast with the musical's cast and creative team onstage after the performance. For reservations and information contact Julie Erhart at 212-353-3366 or jerhart@vineyardtheatre.org.

Also, as a 'thank you' to its fans on Facebook and Twitter, The Vineyard has announced a special offer for social media followers for the final two weeks of THE LANDING: with November 14 and 21 designated as "Twitter Thursdays" and November 15 and 22 as "Facebook Fridays," Vineyard followers can purchase tickets for $35 each and join the theatre's staff for complimentary beer and wine in the lobby before the show. The Vineyard has created this offer to provide a face-to-face opportunity to get to know its social media fans and to give broader audience access to THE LANDING, which has been largely sold-out during its run. Special offer tickets are on sale starting Monday, November 11: to access codes, visit The Vineyard's respective social network pages -www.facebook.com/vineyardtheatrenyc; www.twitter.com/vineyardtheatre.

THE LANDING is the first collaboration between legendary theatre composer John Kander (CHICAGO, CABARET, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) and Greg Pierce (SLOW GIRL, THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE), and kicks off The Vineyard's 2013-14 season. Mr. Kander and Mr. Pierce are also at work on another new musical, KID VICTORY.

THE LANDING also marks John Kander's first full new theatre collaboration with another writer since the passing of his long-time collaborator Fred Ebb in 2004. Kander and Ebb's latest collaboration THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS - which had its world-premiere at The Vineyard in 2010 prior to its transfer to Broadway - will have its London debut this fall, simultaneous with the world-premiere of THE LANDING at The Vineyard.

Walter Bobbie (CHICAGO, VENUS IN FUR) directs THE LANDING. Josh Rhodes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, FIRST DATE) is choreographer. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman, David Loud serves as musical director and Paul Masse is conductor.

Featured in the cast of THE LANDING are Tony and Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce (CURTAINS, VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, "Frasier"), Julia Murney (Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY, WICKED), Paul Anthony Stewart (THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and Frankie Seratch (A TIME TO SHINE/TEEN CABARET).

THE LANDING is a beautiful and haunting new musical comprised of three thematically-connected tales of desire, love and loss.

THE LANDING has set design by two-time Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty (THE NANCE, TALLEY'S FOLLY), lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington (CHICAGO, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS), costume design by Michael Krass (THE LYONS, TWELVE ANGRY MEN) and sound design by Nevin Steinberg (CINDERELLA, HAIR). David Loud (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, CURTAINS) is music director, orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Paul Masse is conductor.



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