York Theatre Company's A WORLD TO WIN Begins Performances Tonight
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) launches the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with season opener, A World to Win, a new revue with Lyrics & Book bySheldon Harnick and Music by Jerry Bock plus David Baker, Larry Hochman, Michel Legrand, Richard Rodgers and Mr. Harnick. Directed byRobert Brink, and with Music Direction by Jeff Saver, the four-member cast features Kerry Conte, Jason Graae, Rhyn McLemore and Aaron Serotsky.
The limited engagement plays 5 performances only January 17-19 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
A World to Win is a sampling of Sheldon Harnick's wide-ranging career as a musical theatre writer. It covers everything from shows on and off Broadway, revues to book musicals, and well-known gems as well as hidden treasures that have never been performed publicly. Most of the music was written by his long-time collaborator Jerry Bock; other songs were composed by Richard Rodgers, Michel Legrand, David Baker, Larry Hochman and even Harnick himself.
The performance schedule for A World to Win is Friday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18 at *2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 19 at *2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (*audience discussions follow the matinee performances).
Tickets are priced at $45.00 ($31.50 for York Members) and are available 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 (12-6 PM). A special "Musical in Mufti" Three Show Package is also available for a discounted price of $108.
The York Theatre Company's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series of musical theatre gems, in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, has presented over 90 shows from the past in its eighteen-year history. Mufti means: "in street clothes, without the trappings associated with the original full productions."
The Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series continues with Dragons (January 31-February 2), Malpractice Makes Perfect (February 14-16), Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead (February 21-23) and Tenderloin (March 7-9) at The York Theatre Company at its home in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
The 2013-2014 season York Theatre season continues with the world premiere of a new musical, Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed byStephen Cole, with music arrangement by David Krane and choreography by Bob Richard. Performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 15 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18 at York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's. Casting will be announced shortly.
For additional information, please visit 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.
Photo Credit: David Loughner/York Theatre Company