York Theatre Company's INVENTING MARY MARTIN Begins Performances Tonight
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of the new musical , Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard, with original music and lyrics 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 begin TONIGHT, 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 at 7:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Inventing Mary Martin will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. andSunday at 2:30 p.m. There will be no performances on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18, with a special added performance on Sunday evening, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for Inventing Mary Martin, now on sale, are priced at $67.50 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).
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 tickets 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.
York Memberships may be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org/membership, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday; (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).
For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.