York Theatre Company Presents REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN Tonight
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Producer), will present aRemembering Mary Martin, a one-night only special event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
The panel will include Carleton Carpenter, Ed Gaynes, Sondra Lee and John Sheridan, and other friends and colleagues of the legendary Broadway icon, Mary Martin. James Morgan, York Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director, and Stephen Cole, writer, co-creator and director of the upcoming world premier production of Inventing Mary Martin at The York Theatre, will moderate this discussion about Ms. Martin's is illustrious and extensive career. Join the York Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. on April 3rd for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and celebrate an evening that will be full of history, laughter, and little gems from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre.
Admission is free to York Theatre Members, with General Admission Tickets priced at $15.00. Tickets may be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday(12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).
The York Theatre Company is currently in rehearsal for the world premiere of the new musical revue, Inventing Mary Martin. Conceived, written and directed byStephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, it features co-direction and choreography by Bob Richard. Music and lyrics are by legendary composers Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Vernon Duke & Howard Dietz, Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, No?l Coward, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne & Carolyn Leigh, Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, and Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, among others.
Performances are begin Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18, 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 Sunday, April 27, 2014.
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 meetsAin'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.
For additional information, please 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.