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Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig

The York Theatre Company presented a one-night-only benefit concert of The Gig, winner of a Richard Rodgers Award, on May 2nd. The Gig, based on the film by Frank D. Gilroy, marks the first performance in York's One-Night-Only Special Event Series. Drama Desk Nominee Douglas J. Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady, The Opposite of Sex) wrote the book, music and lyrics for the piece, which was directed by Victoria Bussert, with musical direction by David Evans, musical staging by Janet Watson and orchestrations by the late Michael Gibson. The cast also headed into JAY studios on May 4th for a cast album.

"It's 1975 and a used car salesman, a dentist, a real estate agent, a financial advisor, a deli owner and a music teacher put their careers and families on hold to pursue their passion – music – with their first professional 'gig' in the Catskills. The results are funny, touching, and unexpected as this musical focuses on the necessity of living a dream, no matter where it takes you," state press notes.The cast includes Stephen Berger (The Pajama Game), Jill Paice (Woman in White), James Judy (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Herndon Lackey (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Michael James Leslie (Little Shop of Horrors), Michael McCormick (The Pajama Game), William Parry (Passion), Michele Pawk (Mamma Mia!), Charles Pistone (The Most Happy Fella), Steve Routman (Lingoland) and Karen Ziemba (Contact).

The York Theatre Company is located in Saint Peter's Theatre (54th Street Just East of Lexington). Visit www.yorktheatre.org.

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Charles Pistone, Steve Routman, William Parry, Michael James Leslie, Stephen Berger, and James Judy

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Karen Ziemba and Jill Paice

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Michael McCormick and James Judy

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
William Parry, Stephen Berger, and Michael James Leslie

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Charles Pistone, Steve Routman, William Parry, Michael James Leslie, Michael McCormick, and James Judy

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Charles Pistone, Steve Routman, and William Parry

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Michael McCormick and Jill Paice

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Karen Ziemba and Chalres Pistone

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Stephen Berger and Michael McCormick

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Steve Routman, Michele Pawk, and William Parry

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Michele Pawk and Michael McCormick

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
William Parry, Michael James Leslie, Michael McCormick, Michele Pawk, and James Judy

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Karen Ziemba and Jill Paice

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Charles Pistone, James Judy, Steve Routman, Stephen Berger, Michael McCormick, and William Parry

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
William Parry and James Judy

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Michael McCormick and James Judy

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Curtain Call

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Cast and Creative Team of The Gig

Photos: The York Theatre Company's The Gig
Douglas J. Cohen and Frank D. Gilroy


 

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