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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats andCrazy for You). The eight-member cast will feature Scott Ahearn (Under the Knife: A Farce, Theater for the New City) as Richard, Donna English (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Broadway) as Mrs. Huvey, Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Galiana, Elijah Rayman (Oliver, Goodspeed Opera House) as Davin, Zak Risinger(The Cradle Will Rock, Howl! Arts) as Carl, Brandon Williams (Gettin' the Band Back Together, Broadway) as Lucifer, Dathan B. Williams (Show Boat, Broadway) as Detective Zanderhoff, and Ron Wisniski (Beauty and the Beast, Broadway) as Principal Bolton. Performances begin Tuesday, December 4, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.

Looking for a sweet, wholesome holiday musical? Well, this ain't it! On Christmas Eve, little eight-year-old Davin is mistakenly taken down to Hell. When he returns, not only has he missed Christmas, but he is devilishly changed. To set things right, his father embarks on a hilarious and outrageous odyssey that eventually leads him down to Hell, where he makes a wager with the Devil he can't possibly win. Christmas in Hell, with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple, is a wild, irreverent, and surprisingly touching musical comedy about the absurd lengths we'll go to for the ones we love. After award-winning appearances at the NY Fringe Festival and NYMF,Christmas in Hell now arrives at The York for a full production, way more naughty than nice.

The creative team includes James Morgan (Set Design), Tyler M. Holland (Costume Design), Yael Lubetzky (Lighting Design), Julian Evans (Sound Design),Zach Serafin (Props Design), and Kevin Maloof (Production Manager). Production Stage Manager is Arthur Atkinson and the Assistant Stage Manager is Rhonda Picou. Carol Hanzel is Casting Director. Christmas in Hell is produced in association with Xmas in Hell LLC, La Vie Productions, Ray's of NY Production Co., and Steve Wampold.

Christmas in Hell will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 2:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no performance on Tuesday, December 25.

Tickets for Christmas in Hell are priced at $67.50 - $72.50 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's. York Theatre Company Holiday Gift Cards are available for performances of Christmas in Hell, or any production in the new year, by visiting the box office or calling (212) 935-5820, or online at www.yorktheatre.org

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The York Theatre Company



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