York Theatre Company Continues Reading Series With Bruce Hornsby's STRANGER, 3/20; to Feature Lisa Brescia, Lance Guest and More

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York Theatre Company has announced the next three offerings in its Developmental Reading Series:  Stranger, Guess Who's Coming to Seder? and Dirty Little Secret.   

All readings  are free  to the public and will take place at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's on 54th St, just east of Lexington Avenue with the exception of Stranger that will be presented at The Griffin Theatre (480 West 42nd Street).  For additional information on the Series and to make reservations for any of the upcoming free presentations, visit the readings page at www.yorktheatre.org.

Stranger is set for Tuesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at The Griffin Theatre (480 West 42nd street, The Pershing Square Signature Center). 

The cast features Terence Archie (Ragtime), EuGene Barry-Hill (The Magdalene), Lisa Brescia (The Times They Are-a-Changin'),Ken Cavett (Taking Pictures), John Ellison Conlee (The Constant Wife), Riley Costello (Everyday Rapture), Rosa Curry (The Rocky Horror Show), Charles A. FranklinLance Guest (Million Dollar Quartet), Ron Holgate (Kiss Me, Kate), Rachel Bay Jones (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Garrett Long (Bonnie and Clyde) and Karl Warden (La Cage aux Follies). 

The reading, featuring music and lyrics by three-time Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby, is directed by Tony winner John Rando (Urinetown) with musical staging by Tony winner Scott Wise (Movin' Out) and music direction by Kimberly Grigsby (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark)

Stranger takes place at one of those intersections.  It features a family in turmoil that reaches a tipping point when their small town is shaken by the presence of a stranger cruising the streets in an old car.

The series will then continue with:

Wednesday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m.

at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's on 54th St, just east of Lexington Avenue

Guess Who's Coming to Seder?

A Delicious New Musical 
Book, Music and Lyrics by Randi Michaels Block
Music Direction by Bryan L. Wade
Directed by Ted Swindley

Casting will be announced shortly. 

What do you get when you mix nine neurotic people from seven different religions with twenty bottles of wine, some matzo, Gefilte fish and a few Passover prayers that no one can actually read? You get Guess Who's Coming To Seder? -- the story of Sarah Friedman, who decides to hold her first Passover Seder dinner in her small New York City apartment for eight of her friends:  none of whom are Jewish. As the Seder progresses and the wine flows, their hilarious, irreverent and poignant confessions reveal personal truths and conflicts about faith, love, money, friendship and the pursuit of freedom... and by the end of the Seder, no one remains the same.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's on 54th St, just east of Lexington Avenue 

Dirty Little Secret

The Secret Life of Loretta Young
By Joan Ross Sorkin   
Directed by David Glenn Armstrong

The cast features Josh Adam Davis (Les Misérables), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan), Carly Rose Sonenclar (Wonderland) and  Lynne Wintersteller (Closer Than Ever)

Picture Loretta Young in a glamorous gown, walking through that door on her television show, making her signature twirl, and you have entered the world of Dirty Little Secret, a play that explores one of the most unbelievable of all unbelievable Hollywood stories. To the public Loretta was "Miss Goody-Two Shoes," but scratch the surface and you will find a shocking private life in which her adopted daughter was used as a pawn to protect the careers of two towering Hollywood icons. Prepare to have your heart broken. 

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