LOVE IN OUR LANGUAGE and SWING WINGS Set for York Theatre's Developmental Readings Series, Jan 2014
The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the premiere of two new musicals: Love in Our Language, with Book & Lyrics by Judy Goetz Sanger and Music by Howard Marren, and Swing Wings, with Book & Lyrics by William Schermerhorn and Music by Milton Delugg and Mary Ehlinger at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00.
The Developmental Reading Series presents some 40 readings and workshops of new musicals by emerging and established authors throughout the year. a vital part of the writing process. The series often serves as an incubator for shows to be considered for Mainstage productions, thus serving the York's unique mission of taking new musicals through the complete development process to full production.
The January 2014 Developmental Reading Series schedule is:
Thursday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Love in Our Language
A Musical Play
Adapted from "Love in Our Language," a book by Judy Goetz Sanger
Book and Lyrics by Judy Goetz Sanger
Music by Howard Marren
Directed by Terry Berliner
Music Direction by Lawrence Yurman
Love In Our Language is a play with music, a personal view of two love stories, and of the subtleties of language between lovers in two cities; New York and London. Do they speak the same language? What do any of us understand when we fall in love? The world in which these lovers exist is like the climate in Harriet Friedlander's greenhouse -- needing to be "just so", for love to thrive. The luck of sharing a lifetime, with one person who understands you completely, is the greatest gift of all.
Friday, January 24 at 3:00 p.m.
A New Musical
Book and Lyrics by William Schermerhorn
Swing Wings is based on the World War II experiences of songwriters Frank Loesser, Milton Delugg and the fresh-faced Army Air Corps musicians who created the era's signature radio broadcasts. In a time of patriotic sacrifice, they forged a bond that could not be broken. The military marches to a beat; these boys made it swing.
Reservations can be made by visiting the website at www.yorktheatre.org, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).
The York Theater Company recently launched the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with the world premiere of a new revue, A World to Win that featured Kerry Conte, Jason Graae, Rhyn McLemore and Aaron Serotsky. The Series continues with Dragons (January 31-February 2, 2014), followed by Malpractice Makes Perfect (February 14-16, 2014), Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead (February 21-23, 2014) and the Broadway classic, Tenderloin (March 7-9, 2014). The spring Mainstage production brings the world premiere of the new musical revue, Inventing Mary Martin (April 15-May18, 2014).
The York Theatre Company offers the 54th Street Membership Program, an exclusive membership package for as low as $54.00 - with elite benefits that includes a 30% discount on tickets to York Theatre Productions (2 per membership), exclusive member pre-sale opportunities, 50% off on all lobby concessions, 20% off on all lobby merchandise, in addition to special member only receptions.
For additional information, visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.
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 (2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival), Sweeney Todd and Pacific Overtures have all showcased the importance of the York and its programs.