James Morgan News

Photo Coverage: Casts of LES MISERABLES, PIPPIN & More Belt It Out at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 18, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the casts of PIPPIN (Ciara Renee with Sam Lips, Nicolas Jelmoni and Charlotte O'Sullivan), CHICAGO (Bianca Marroquin, Amra-Faye Wright, Carol Woods, David Bushman and Nathan Madden), LES MISERABLES (Nikki M. James, Adam Monley and Betsy Morgan), and ATOMIC (David Abeles, Sara Gettelfinger, Jonathon Hammond, Randy Harrison, Jeremy Kushnier, James David Larson, and Grace Stockdale). (more...)

York Theatre to Present Concert Version of BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The York Theatre Company, James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director, will present a concert version of an exciting new musical, BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, based on Sergei Eisenstein's classic silent film, on July 22 at 3:00, as part of its Developmental Reading Series. The production has been developed in association with Algonquin Arts Theatre, William Whitefield, Executive Director. (more...)

Joe Iconis, Jenny Ashman & More Lead York's Developmental Reading of New Musical FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the New York premiere of the new musical, Falling for Make Believe, written by Mark Saltzman with music arrangements by Keith Harrison. Directed by Kent Nicholson and with music direction by Ian Weinberger, the six-member cast features Jenny Ashman, Joe Iconis, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Ryan Reilly, Alan Schmuckler and Michael Winther. The single performance is set for TODAY, Thursday, July 10, 2014 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014- The Women
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 25, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series just took on THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 featuring such performers as Aladdin star Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTashaYvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in LES MISERABLES), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair),Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, Nightlife Award-winner William Blake and many more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the ladies in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Mientus, Max von Essen & More Celebrate York Theatre Company's NEO 10
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 04, 2014

The York Theatre Company just presented its one-night only benefit concert, NEO 10, celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, on Monday evening, June 2, 2014 The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The NEO 10 concert featured songs by this year's NEO writers: Bobby Cronin, Gabriel Kahane, Shaina Taub, andSam Willmott. The evening will also include songs by guest writers (and past NEO honorees) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The evening, directed by Annette Jolles, with music direction by David Shenton, included previously announced performances by Starr Busby, Liz Callaway, Kate Ferber, Grace Mclean, Andy Mientus, Kristin Sieh, Phillipa Soo, and the ensemble from Marymount Manhattan College. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Amy Spanger, Max Von Essen, Allison Cusano & More Join York's 10th Annual NEO Concert Lineup, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), has added Ken Barnett, Allison Cusano, Claybourne Elder, Marissa Perry, T. Oliver Reid, Amy Spanger and Max Von Essen to the lineup of performers for the one-night only benefit concert, NEO 10, celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, on Monday evening, June 2, 2014 The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a champagne and dessert reception to toast the evening. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & BJ Ward Set for York's THE MARSHALL BARER PROJECT, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The York Theatre Company celebrates the great American lyricist Marshall Barer (Once Upon a Mattress) with a special concert event, The Marshall Barer Project, a musical tour through the life, career and mind of a man whose songs are shimmering jewels from the American Songbook. Starring BJ Ward with special guest Michael Feinstein. Directed by Gordon Hunt, The Marshall Barer Project will play two performances only on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

MONET and GOODBYE BARCELONA Play York Theatre's Readings Series This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the premiere of two new musicals: Monet, with Book by Joan Ross Sorkin and Music & Lyrics by Carmel Owen, and Goodbye Barcelona, written by Judith Johnson and K.S. Lewkowicz 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of York Theatre Company's INVENTING MARY MARTIN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 28, 2014

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 byDavid Krane. Inventing Mary Martin is co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard and has music direction byLawrence 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. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cameron Adams, Jason Graae and More in York Theatre's INVENTING MARY MARTIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

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. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Bring SOUL OUT LOUD with Brandon Victor Dixon & Morgan James to The Cutting Room, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Cutting Room will once again host MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's three-time Grammy Award nominated Ryan Shaw on Monday, April 21 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. The Tony Award nominated Brandon Victor Dixon and Epic Recording Artist Morgan James will join Ryan as special guests. (more...)

York Theatre Company Extends INVENTING MARY MARTIN Through 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company has announced a one-week extension of the world premiere production of the new musical revue, Inventing Mary Martin, that will now play through Sunday afternoon, May 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances began earlier this week on April 15. Opening Night is Sunday evening, April 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Play The Cutting Room with Brandon Dixon and Morgan James, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

THE CUTTING ROOM will once again host RYAN SHAW, the two time Grammy nominee and star of MOTOWN The Musical (Stevie Wonder) on Broadway, on Monday evening, April 21 at 8:30pm (doors are at 8). Motown's Brandon Dixon and Epic Recording Artist Morgan James, will join Ryan at the April 21 show. (more...)

York Theatre Company's INVENTING MARY MARTIN Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

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. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre's INVENTING MARY MARTIN World Premiere Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of the new musical, Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard, and original music and lyrics by legendary composers Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Vernon Duke & Howard Dietz, Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, Noel Coward, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne & Carolyn Leigh, Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, and Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, among others. The four-member cast will feature Cameron Adams, Jason Graae, Lynne Halliday, and Emily Skinner. Scroll down to meet them! (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's INVENTING MARY MARTIN Cast Meets the Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 09, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of the new musical, Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard, and original music and lyrics by legendary composers Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Vernon Duke & Howard Dietz, Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, Nol Coward, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne & Carolyn Leigh, Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, and Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, among others. The four-member cast will feature Cameron Adams, Jason Graae, Lynne Halliday, and Emily Skinner. THe company just met the press and BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special presentation below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Back at York Theatre Company's REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The York Theatre Company presented Remembering Mary Martin, a one-night only special event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's. The panel included Carleton Carpenter, Ed Gaynes, Sondra Lee, Robert Schear, and John Sheridan, all 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, moderated the discussion about Ms. Martin's is illustrious and extensive career, with an evening that was full of history, laughter, and little gems from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre. Check out a look back below! (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

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). (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Special Event REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The York Theatre Company, will present a Remembering 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). (more...)

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