St. Bart's Players to Present URINETOWN
This Tony-award-winning comedy is a bold satire on politics, capitalism and socialism, as well as a parody of such hit musicals as Les Miserables and West Side Story. You'll have a blast, and we promise not to make you 'Pay to Pee!' The show will be performed at the Off- broadway house- Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, New York, NY), April 16 th - 26th.
St. Bart's Playhouse opened its doors for the first time in October 1927, and New York City's longest continuously running, non-profit community theater company, The St. Bart's Players, was born. The group has survived the Great Depression, World War II, and the turbulent Sixties, remaining a sanctuary for those seeking affordable theater. Its continued existence attests to its unequaled endurance in the toughest theatrical city in the world.
Former Artistic Directors of The St Bart's Players include Tom Jones, the librettist and lyricist of The Fantasticks. Many composers, lyricists and playwrights have attended St. Bart's revivals of their works, including: Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the Town); Charles Strouse (Applause); Sheldon Harnick (Fiorello!, New Faces of 1952 and She Loves Me); Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress); and Clark Gesner (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown). Steven Press, who played Peter van Daan in the first Broadway-adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, was the director of The Players' 2004 production of Anne Frank.
The show runs 11 performances from April 16th - 26th; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday at 8 pm, with additional matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets prices are $30; $27 for 65+/18 and under. Order by phone 212-378-0248, in person -- St. Bartholomew's Church lobby, Park Avenue at 51st Street, or online (stbarts.isecuresites.com/group/Urinetown).