More Laughter - 'ENTER LAUGHING The Musical' Extends Through March 20
The YORK THEATRE COMPANY (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) is presenting the return engagement of its acclaimed production of ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL. Performances began January 21st, with an official opening night that was celebrated on January 29th. The return engagement was scheduled to run until March 8th only, but today's New York Times reports that the show has extended through March 20.
All performances will be at the company's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (Lexington Avenue just south of 54th Street).
Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid) directs a cast that features Josh Grisetti ("The Knights of Prosperity") as David Kolowitz, "LA Law's" married couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker as his parents, Bob Dishy (Tony Award® nominee and Drama Desk Award winner for Sly Fox; Flora The Red Menace, The Price) as Marlowe, and Marla Schaffel (Tony Award® nominee and Drama Desk Award winner for Jane Eyre) as Angela, along with Paul Binotto, Ray Demattis, Erick Devine, Betsy DiLellio, Gerry McIntyre, Robb Sapp, Emily Shoolin, and Allison Spratt. Matt Castle is the Music Director and performs the role of Roger.
ENTER LAUGHING has a book by Fiddler on The Roof's Joseph Stein, based on his 1964 hit play of the same name, with music and lyrics by "Taxi" creator Stan Daniels. Based on the autobiographical novel by comedian Carl Reiner, ENTER LAUGHING tells the hilarious story of a stage-struck, woman-struck teenager who blunders his way into manhood via showbiz.
The York Theatre Company (winner of a special Drama Desk Award for developing and producing new musical theatre) is the only theater in New York City-and one of very few in the world-dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals, as well as preserving gems from the past. For almost four decades, York's intimate, imaginative style of producing both original and rarely seen classic musicals has resulted in critical acclaim and recognition from artists and audiences alike. Under the guidance of Artistic Director James Morgan since 1997, the York has focused exclusively on new musicals in its Mainstage Series--most of them world, American, or New York premieres-by some of the field's most esteemed creators, and has also helped launch the careers of many talented new writers. The York's Developmental Reading Series, which presents nearly 40 free readings of new musicals every year, was the incubator for the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Avenue Q, among many other significant shows.
Tickets are on sale now at www.yorktheatre.org or call 212/935-5820.
Photos courtesy of the York Theatre Company.