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Gary Littman Joins Cast of "A Fine & Private Place"

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Gary Littman has joined the cast of the York Theatre Company production of A Fine and Private Place, taking over the role of the Raven, previously played by Gabriel Barre, who is also the show's director. Barre is leaving to direct the 137th edition of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Littman has appeared in New York as Groucho in Minnie's Boys at The Jewish Repertory Theatre and in Liz Swados' The Hating Pot and The Home for Lost Boys at the John Houseman Theater. Regionally, he has played Jonathan Waxman in Sight Unseen at Centenary Stage Company, Sonny in City of Angeles at AMT of San Jose, Renfield in Dracula at the Stonington Opera House, and Phaeton and others in Metamorphoses at Florida Studio Theatre.

A Fine and Private Place, a musical by Erik Haagensen and Richard Isen, directed by Tony Award-nominee Gabriel Barre, opened April 27 and runs through Sunday, May 21. Variety called it, "an unconventional musical displaying originality and heart, not to mention attractive performances," Musicals 101.com called it, "a damn good musical, rich in intelligence and emotion, with sophisticated melodies, a sensitive book, and deftly crafted lyrics."

A Fine and Private Place, based upon the best-selling 1960 novel by Peter S. Beagle, is a musical fantasy of love and discovery, as two couples (one living, and one of the spirit world), find that love and redemption can be found in the most unexpected places. Set in the Yorkchester Cemetery (inspired by the Bronx's Woodlawn Cemetery), A Fine and Private Place shows how love can be an affirmation of life.

A Fine and Private Place has a book and lyrics by Haagensen and music by Isen. Musical direction is by Milton Granger. The cast includes Glenn Seven Allen (The Light in the Piazza), Joseph Kolinski (Titanic, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks), Evalyn Baron (Quilters, Big River), and Christiane Noll (It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Jekyll & Hyde).

A Fine & Private Place will run on the following schedule, through May 21 (no Tuesday performances): Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $50, Student and senior tickets are available on the day of the performance for $20, subject to availability. Tickets are available at Smarttix.com, (212) 868-4444, or in person at the box office on the lower level at Saint Peter's, 54th Street just east of Lexington.


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