Photo Flash: First Look at Cameron Adams, Jason Graae and More in York Theatre's INVENTING MARY MARTIN
The York Theatre Company continues the 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of the new musical revue, Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane. Inventing Mary Martin is co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard and has music direction by Lawrence Goldberg. Performances began April 15, 2014 for a limited engagement that has been extended through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is this Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
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This "revue of a lifetime" features music and lyrics by legendary songwriters Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Vernon Duke & Howard Dietz, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Jule Styne & Carolyn Leigh, Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz, and Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, among others.
Inventing Mary Martin is the World Premiere of a new multi-media musical revue celebrating the life and career of one of Broadway's greatest stars, Mary Martin, who created leading roles in One Touch of Venus, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, becoming one of the most glamorous and beloved stars of the American musical theatre. In this musical revue, four fabulous performers, none of whom actually plays Mary (who could?) take us on her amazing journey from naive but ambitious Texan to movie star to Broadway legend, reinventing herself constantly along the way. The show, written and co-directed by award-winning musical theatre writer Stephen Cole, with musical arrangements by Broadway and film veteran David Krane, shines a light on the magic that was Mary Martin. Imagine Side by Side by Sondheim meets Ain't Misbehavin, as we celebrate Ms. Martin's 100th birthday with a score by Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Kurt Weill, Jule Styne, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones, and other musical giants of the Golden Age of Broadway - a time when stopping the show with a saucy but innocent striptease in "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" could propel a novice to a 4o year career as the Great White Way's brightest star.
The creative team includes James Morgan (Set), Patricia McGourty (Costumes), Mary Jo Dondlinger (Lights), Janie Bullard (Sound) , Justin West (Projections), James Maloof (Props), and Geoff Josselson (Casting). The Production Stage Manager is Bernita Robinson with Assistant Stage Manager Jacquelyn A. Cookfair.
Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg