York Theatre Company to Present MARDI GRAS and THE LAST WORD Operas, Beginning Feb 2

January 30
4:21 2013

Rebecca Pitcher best known for her portrayal of Christine Daae in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber production of the The Phantom of the Opera were she performed over 3000 performances including Broadway, the US National Tour, and Singapore. Other favorite roles include Grace Farrell in Annie, Christine Daee in the Yeston-Kopit version of The Phantom of the Opera, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Rose in Street Scene, Louella Parsons in Saving Aimee, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and The Queen of the Night in Mozarts The Magic Flute. Rebecca has also performed with the Pittsburgh Opera, Cleveland Opera, the Towson University Orchestra, and was a winner of the Columbus Opera competition.

Tom Souhrada is currently in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. National Tours: Mary Poppins; Evita; My Fair Lady; The King & I; and The Boy Friend (directed by Julie Andrews). Off-Broadway: Broken Hands; Women on the Verge of Hrt; The Mystery of Irma Vep; Tony and Tina's Wedding. Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theatre Fest, Sundance, Pioneer Theatre, Goodspeed, Ogunquit, Florida Rep, Seven Angels.

The York Theatre Company is the only theater in New York City-and one of very few in the world-dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals and preserving neglected, notable shows from the past. For over four decades, York's intimate, imaginative style of producing both original and neglected classic musicals has resulted in critical acclaim and recognition from artists and audiences alike. Under the guidance of Producing Artistic Director James Morgan since 1997, the York has focused exclusively on new musicals in its Mainstage Series-most of them world, American, or New York premieres-by some of the field's most esteemed creators, and has also helped launch the careers of many talented new writers. Over 35 cast recordings from The York Theatre Company productions are now available on CD, and commercial transfers of such York premieres as The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Souvenir, Jolson & Company, and its acclaimed revivals of Closer Than Ever, Sweeney Todd and Pacific Overtures have all showcased the importance of the York and its programs.

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