Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Coverage: ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night at York Theatre Company

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, in association with Riki Kane Larimer and Keylight Productions, presents the return engagement of the hit Off-Broadway musical Enter Laughing: The Musical with book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stan Daniels, based on the play Enter Laughing by Joseph Stein from the novel by Carl Reiner. Enter Laughing: The Musical, with direction and musical staging by York Theatre favorite Stuart Ross (York's Forever Plaid, Enter Laughing), music direction by Phil Reno (Something Rotten), and choreography by Jennifer Paulson-Lee (Enter Laughing), returns to kick off The York's year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration.

The ten-member cast features Raji Ahsan (Stage Door) as Pike, Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You) as Angela Marlowe, Dana Costello (Finding Neverland) as Miss B, Ray DeMattis (the original Grease) as Mr. Foreman, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland) as David Kolowitz, Alison Fraser (Falsettos) as Mother, Robert Picardo ("Star Trek: Voyager") as Father, David Schramm (Finian's Rainbow) as Marlowe, Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie) as Wanda, and Joe Veale (The Rivals) as Marvin.

What better way to celebrate The York's 50th Anniversary than with the return of The York's runaway hit, Enter Laughing: The Musical? Based on Carl Reiner's semi-autobiographical novel and Joseph Stein's stage adaptation, this hilariously tuneful musical careens through the misadventures of star-struck, stage-struck, woman-struck teenager David Kolowitz, who pratfalls his way into manhood via the theatre in 1930s New York City.

The creative team includes James Morgan (sets), Tyler M. Holland (costumes), Ken Billington & Jason Kantrowitz (lights), Julian Evans (sound), and Brooke van Hensbergen (props). The Production Manager and Production Stage Manager is Chris Steckel with Assistant Stage Manager Kayla Santos. The Casting Director is Michael Cassara, CSA.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Alison Fraser

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Alison Fraser

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Alison Fraser and Renee Taylor

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Renee Taylor

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Renee Taylor

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Lighting Designers-Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz

Enter Laughing: The Musical
David Schramm

Enter Laughing: The Musical
David Schramm

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Renee Taylor and Stuart Ross( Director/Musical Staging)

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Reed Birney

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Reed Birney

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Farah Alvin and Colin Hanlon

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Farah Alvin and Colin Hanlon

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Farah Alvin

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Farah Alvin

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Joe Veale and Jenna Haimes

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Joe Veale

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Joe Veale

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Allie Trimm

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Allie Trimm

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Joe Veale and Allie Trimm

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Bill Nye

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Robert Picardo, Farah Alvin, Chris Dwan, Allie Trimm, Bill Nye, Alison Fraser, Raji Ahsan, David Schramm,James Morgan (York Producing Artistic Director), Joe Veale, Dana Costello, Stuart Ross and Evans Haile (York Executive Director)

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Robert Picardo, Farah Alvin, Chris Dwan, Allie Trimm, Bill Nye, Alison Fraser, Raji Ahsan, David Schramm,James Morgan (York Producing Artistic Director), Joe Veale, Dana Costello, Stuart Ross, Evans Haile (York Executive Director) and Jennifer Paulson-Lee (Choreographer)

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Chris Dwan, Allie Trimm, Bill Nye and Alison Fraser

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Robert Picardo, Farah Alvin, Chris Dwan, Allie Trimm, Bill Nye, Alison Fraser, Raji Ahsan, David Schramm, Elisa Loti Stein, James Morgan (York Producing Artistic Director), Joe Veale, Dana Costello, Stuart Ross, Evans Haile (York Executive Director) and Jennifer Paulson-Lee (Choreographer)

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Joe Veale, Robert Picardo, Ray DeMattis, Farah Alvin, Allie Trimm, Chris Swan, Dana Costello, Alison Fraser, Raja Ahsan and David Schramm

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Chris Dwan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Chris Dwan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Raji Ahsan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Raji Ahsan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Dana Costello

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Dana Costello

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Ray DeMattis

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Ray DeMattis

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Robert Picardo

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Robert Picardo

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Phil Reno (Music Director), Jennifer Paulson-Lee and Stuart Ross

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Phil Reno, Jennifer Paulson-Lee and Stuart Ross

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Phil Reno, Alena Kamins Daniels, Jennifer Paulson-Lee and Stuart Ross

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Phil Reno, Alena Kamins Daniels, Jennifer Paulson-Lee and Stuart Ross

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Renee Taylor and Chris Dwan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Farah Alvin and Randi Levine Miller

Enter Laughing: The Musical
James Morgan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
James Morgan and Stuart Ross

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Joe Veale, Chris Dwan and Raji Ahsan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Chris Dwan and The Ladies Of LIPS NYC the included, Stephanie Stone, Skyla Versai, Eva Lawrence, Blackie O., and Delilah Brooks

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Chris Dwan and The Ladies Of LIPS NYC the included, Stephanie Stone, Skyla Versai, Eva Lawrence, Blackie O., and Delilah Brooks

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Blackie O, Delilah Brooks and Renee Taylor

Enter Laughing: The Musical
The York Theatre Staff-Ryan Klink, Evans Haile, Matthew Gurren, Seth Christenfield, Aaron Simms, Mickey Lee Nelson, Billy Reece, Amber Wallace, Taylor Horsfall Chris Steckel, Bobby Malbrough, Davis Gilmartin, Emery Major and James Morgan

Enter Laughing: The Musical
Tim Sulka and Michael Chase Gosselin (Midnight at the Neverget)



Related Stories

From This Author - Genevieve Rafter Keddy


Photos: Go Inside the Book Release Julian Schlossberg's TRY NOT TO HOLD IT AGAINST ME: A PRODUCERS LIFEPhotos: Go Inside the Book Release Julian Schlossberg's TRY NOT TO HOLD IT AGAINST ME: A PRODUCERS LIFE
February 1, 2023

See photos from the book release of Julian Schlossberg's Try Not to Hold It Against Me: A Producer’s Life!

Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 35 Years on BroadwayPhotos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 35 Years on Broadway
January 27, 2023

The Phantom of the Opera celebrated 35 years on Broadway last night, January 26, at the Majestic Theatre. The production opened on January 26, 1988. BroadwayWorld was there to capture some special moments from the big night, including members of the creative team, the cast's curtain call, and more!

Photos: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Opens at The John W. Engeman TheaterPhotos: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater
January 22, 2023

The John W. Engeman Theater's production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS opened on Saturday, January 21st and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Performances run through Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Photos: Go Inside ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE with NY POPS and Ingrid MichaelsonPhotos: Go Inside ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE with NY POPS and Ingrid Michaelson
December 17, 2022

On Friday, December 16, Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA joined Ingrid Michaelson and the Pops for Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, a night of classic carols and modern favorites from the holiday season. Check out our photos here!

Photos: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42 in TECHNICOLOR DREAMSPhotos: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42 in TECHNICOLOR DREAMS
December 11, 2022

Mark William returned to The Green Room 42 on Saturday, December 10th at 7 pm with a new show titled TECHNICOLOR DREAMS. Check out our photos here!