York Theatre Company Will Present the Jazz Musical STORYVILLE, Beginning 7/15
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) has announced the New York premiere of Storyville, a jazzy musical of old New Orleans, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino and music direction by William Foster McDaniel. Complete casting and creative team will be announced shortly.
Performances are set to begin Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 17, 2013 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
It's 1917 in the middle of Mardi Gras. Just two blocks from the French Quarter is Storyville, with its saloons, gambling joints and brothels. The unique sound of American jazz is being created and this is the place to hear it. Storyville is the tale of what happened in that red light district, allowing jazz to become one of America's gifts to the world; it is written by playwright Ed Bullins with music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden,
Storyville will play the following performance schedule:
July 15 - July 22: Monday - Friday at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00pm.
Beginning July 24 through August 17: Monday - Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $67.50 and are available to all York 54th Street Club Members 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.). Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org