York Theatre Company News

CAGNEY with Robert Creighton to Transfer to Westside TheatreCAGNEY with Robert Creighton to Transfer to Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

†Producer†Riki Kane Larimer†(Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin' Thru Life, On The Town, Gigi)has announced the Off-Broadway transfer of The York Theatre Company's acclaimed production of the new musical,†Cagney†with book by†Peter Colley†(The Donnelly)†and music & lyrics by†Robert Creighton†and†Christopher McGovern†(Fame, First Wives Club).††Cagney†received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company, last spring, where it played a limited five-week sold out engagement.† This new updated, expanded and revised version†will begin performances begin on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for an open-ended engagement at†The Westside Theatre - Upstairs†(407 West 43rd†Street).† Opening Night is set for Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Host 'A Musical Soiree' with Evans Haile, 2/23Palm Beach Dramaworks to Host 'A Musical Soiree' with Evans Haile, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Noted concert pianist and raconteur Evans Haile, who has been called 'the fire and flame of music,' brings his unique program of music, stories, and humor to Palm Beach Dramaworks on February 23, in A Musical Soiree. In addition to performing compositions by the likes of Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and Ernesto Lecuona, Haile will augment the music with fascinating stories and observations. The 7:30 concert at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre will be preceded by a cocktail hour in the lobby. Proceeds from the event will go toward refurbishing the theatre's marquee. (more...)

The Drama League's Longtime Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth ResignsThe Drama League's Longtime Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth Resigns
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Drama League†today†announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director,†Roger T. Danforth.† (more...)

Roger T. Danforth Resigns as Artistic Director of The Drama LeagueRoger T. Danforth Resigns as Artistic Director of The Drama League
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Drama League†(Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director)†today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director,†Roger T. Danforth.†The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director, Roger T. Danforth. (more...)

Rebecca Luker, Alysha Umphress & More Set for York's Developmental Reading of AFTERLANDRebecca Luker, Alysha Umphress & More Set for York's Developmental Reading of AFTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The York Theatre Company†(James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) and its acclaimed†NEO†Developmental Reading†Series†presents the new musical†Afterland,†with music and lyrics by†Benjamin Velezand book and lyrics by†Kathryn Hathaway†for†one performance only, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company†at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, 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...)

PTC to Continue Play-By-Play Series with TWO HENRYSPTC to Continue Play-By-Play Series with TWO HENRYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Two Henrys, the second installment of PTC's play reading series called Play-By-Play. Two Henrys by Kenneth Jones runs February 5 and 6, 2016. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg directs the production. (more...)

Molly Pope, Christopher Rice, & Bret Shuford Join BROADWAY BABYLON at Feinstein's/54 Below ConcertMolly Pope, Christopher Rice, & Bret Shuford Join BROADWAY BABYLON at Feinstein's/54 Below Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Molly Pope (Found), Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon), & Bret Shuford (Cirque Du Solei's Paramour) will be joining the line up of amazing performers who will be singing at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in Broadway Babylon 101: Everything Old Is New Again, Sunday, January 31st at 9:30 P.M. (more...)

New Musical HOWARD to Receive Staged Reading This WeekNew Musical HOWARD to Receive Staged Reading This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

HH Productions, LLC, in association with The York Theatre Company will present a special staged reading of the new musical HOWARD, written by Frank Evans (Book and Lyrics) and James Scully (Music), directed by Jennifer Paulson-Lee, conducted by Jeff Saver and musical supervision/arrangements by Scott Cady.† HOWARD will be presented at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (248 West 60 Street, NYC 10023) on Wednesday, January 27th at 1PM; Thursday, January 28th at 1PM; and Friday, January 29th at 1PM. Limited amount of tickets are available to the public, and are FREE of charge. To reserve tickets please RSVP HowardMusical@gmail.com. (more...)

Broadway Babylon to Launch Concert Series at Feinstein's/54 Below with 'EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN'Broadway Babylon to Launch Concert Series at Feinstein's/54 Below with 'EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents, BROADWAY BABYLON 101: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, Sunday, January 31st at 9:30 P.M. (more...)

Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, who recently starred as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at the York Theatre Company, brings an all new show, 'Lucky In Love,' to Metropolitan Room on Monday, February 8 at 7pm. Creighton will sing a love and romance-themed repertoire in honor of the season, and you can expect to experience a spectrum from laughter to tears. Special guest will be 'Mamma Mia' star, Judy McLane. Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The show has a $30 cover charge and a two-drink minimum per person. To reserve, call: 212.206.0440 or visit: http://metropolitanroom.com (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Hosts First Ever College Winter IntensivePhoto Flash: York Theatre Company Hosts First Ever College Winter Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The York Theatre Company presented the inaugural College Winter Intensive program†this month, offering college students the unique opportunity of taking classes in an off-Broadway theatre near the heart of New York's theatre district during the winter break. Scroll down for photos from the final Showcase, held onstage at the York on January 17th! (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Winter MUSICAL IN MUFTI Series in FebruaryYork Theatre Company to Launch Winter MUSICAL IN MUFTI Series in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The York Theatre Company,†dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past,†celebrates the world of the musical revue with the announcement of the Winter 2016†Musicals in Mufti†series.† (more...)

Davis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL to Premiere at Berkeley Playhouse This WinterDavis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL to Premiere at Berkeley Playhouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that†Berkeley Playhouse will present the world premiere of BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL, with lyrics and book by Cheryl L. Davis (2009 Writers' Guild Award winner and Daytime Emmy Award nominee for As the World Turns), composed by Douglas J. Cohen (2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Off-Broadway's Children's Letters to God, Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Conzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for Off-Broadway's No Way to Treat a Lady), and conceived by Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy (developer of new musical theatre works for Berkeley Playhouse including: Born And Raised, Bravado, and Just So Stories). (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices FestivalWilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 -†17, 2016. (more...)

Find Christmas Onstage with BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide 2015!Find Christmas Onstage with BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, because for theatre fans, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The York Theatre Company†presentation of the New York premiere of†PLAID TIDINGS,†the holiday edition of the ever popular†Forever Plaid,†with book by†Stuart Ross,†original†Forever Plaid†vocal and musical arrangements by†James Raitt,†and vocal and musical arrangements by†James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg†and†David Snyder, opened last night, December 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/12/2015
by - Dec 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/12/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGSPhoto Flash: First Look at York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The York Theatre Company,†dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New York premiere of PLAID TIDINGS, the holiday edition of the ever popular Forever Plaid, with book by Stuart Ross, original Forever Plaid vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis,†Raymond Berg and David Snyder. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!† (more...)

PLAID TIDINGS Begins Limited Run at York Theatre Company TomorrowPLAID TIDINGS Begins Limited Run at York Theatre Company Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Performances are begin tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited 3-week engagement through Sunday, December 27, 2015 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's†(entrance on East 54th†Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).† Opening night is Sunday evening, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/5/2015
by - Dec 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/5/2015. (more...)

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