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Julie McBride, Sally Ann Triplett, and More Lead Reading of IN THE THEATRE


Julie McBride, Sally Ann Triplett, and More Lead Reading of IN THE THEATRE

The York Theatre Company as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present a staged reading of the new musical In the Theatre with book by Joan Ross Sorkin (The BLACK SWAN) and music and lyrics by Steven Fisher (The Little Dancer). In the Theatre will play two performances only on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.

The readings are FREE and open to the public on the day of the presentation. Advance reservations are available with a minimum suggested donation of $10.00 fee for each reading (Advance reservations are complimentary for York Theatre's Plus Members; $5 for York Theatre Members).

Directed by Michael Unger (York Associate Artistic Director, and York's Big, The Musical and Charlie Brown), and with music direction by Julie McBride (Head Over Heels, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical), the six-member cast will feature Peter Benson (York's Mark Felt, Superstar!), Joel Blum (Show Boat), Saum Sayed (Disaster! The Musical), Tom Souhrada(York's Desperate Measures), Sally Ann Triplett (Finding Neverland), and Kristen Beth Williams(Hello, Dolly!).

In the Theatre is a new musical about the life of Joan Littlewood, the brash, iconoclastic British producer/ director, best known for Oh! What a Lovely War and A Taste of Honey. Joan, Britain's very own Mama Rose, was the leader of 20th century experimental theatre in England, and this new work tells the heartbreaking backstage story of her obsession with the theatre.

(Oh! What a Lovely War will be presented at The York by our education partner Marymount Manhattan College in March.)

The York's Developmental Reading Series presents over 30 readings and workshops of new musicals by emerging and established authors throughout the year, a vital part of the writing process. The strong commitment to developing new work is an important part of what makes the York unique in the musical theatre community. The series serves as an incubator for shows to be considered for Mainstage productions, thus serving the York's unique mission of taking new musicals through the complete development process to full production. Projects developed through the series have included Broadway's Avenue Q and In Transit and the York's Cagney, Mark Felt, Superstar, Desperate Measures, and Unexpected Joy.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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