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Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD

The production will run for a limited engagement through Saturday afternoon, December 31, 2022.

The York Theatre Company presents New York premiere of Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road, conceived by Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lichtefeld, and Lawrence Yurman, developed with Hoagy Bix Carmichael, and featuring music by the legendary Hoagy Carmichael. Performances began on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 7:30PM for a limited engagement through Saturday afternoon, December 31, 2022 at The York's temporary home, The Theatre at St. Jeans). Check out photos from opening night below!

The cast of Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road is Marckus Blair (Off Broadway debut), Sara Esty (Off Broadway debut), Dion Simmons Grier (Sister Act, Songs for a New World - PaperMill), Danielle Herbert (After Midnight - Broadway, Beautiful - Tour), Kayla Jenerson (Off Broadway debut), Cory Lingner (Carousel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Broadway) and Mike Schwitter (Pippin - Broadway, Book of Mormon - Tour). Understudies are Rachel Fairbanks (Cinderella, First Wives Club - Tours), and Drew Tanabe (Off Broadway debut). Production Stage Manager is Melanie Morgan and the casting director is Michael Cassara, CSA.

Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road is a new musical journey that tells the story of six friends and the one man who brought them all together. The musical is told completely through the sophisticated music of Hoagy Carmichael. The seven friends weave a story of camaraderie and shifting relationships through four decades in America: the early years of ragtime, jazz and blues; the romance of New York in the 1930's; the tumultuous and uncertain years of the World War II era; and the post-war Golden Age of Hollywood -- all while walking down Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road.

Join The York for the New York Premiere of Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road. This exciting original production is conceived by Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lichtefeld, and Lawrence Yurman, developed with Hoagy Carmichael's son, Hoagy Bix Carmichael. At the helm of this new musical journey through Hoagy Carmichael's classic songs are director Susan H. Schulman and choreographer Michael Lichtefeld, who together oversaw the Broadway productions of Little Women, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, and the Circle in the Square/York production of Sweeney Todd. The music supervisor and arranger is Broadway maestro Lawrence Yurman (War Paint, It Shoulda Been You, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Grey Gardens).

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
James Morgan (Artistic Director)

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
James Morgan

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Mike Schwitter and Sara Esty

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Sara Esty

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Mike Schwitter, Danielle Herbert, Dion Simmons Grier, Cory Lingner, Markcus Blai, Sara Esty and Kayla Jenerson

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Markcus Blair, Danielle Herbert, Mike Schwitter, Kayla Jenerson, Cory Lingner, Sara Esty and Dion Simmons Grier

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Markcus Blair, Danielle Herbert, Mike Schwitter, Kayla Jenerson, Cory Lingner, Sara Esty and Dion Simmons Grier

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Markcus Blair, Danielle Herbert, Mike Schwitter and Kayla Jenerson

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Markcus Blair, Danielle Herbert and Mike Schwitter

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
James Morgan joins Kayla Jenerson, Cory Lingner, Sara Esty and Dion Simmons Grier

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Cory Lingner presents Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael with a proclamation from the State of Indiana

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Dion Simmons Grier

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael and Cory Lingner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael and Cory Lingner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael and Cory Lingner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Lawrence Yurman (Co-Creator and Music Director) with the band that includes Jack Cavari, Bill Lanham, Sue Williams, Les Rogers and Greg Thymus

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Lawrence Yurman, Susan H. Schulman (Co-Creator and Director) and Michael Lichtefeld (Co-Creator and Choreographer)

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael, Lawrence Yurman, Susan H. Schulman and Michael Lichtefeld

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael, Lawrence Yurman, Susan H. Schulman and Michael Lichtefeld

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Markcus Blair

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Markcus Blair

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Andrea Prestinario and Klea Blackhurst

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Dion Simmons Grier

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Dion Simmons Grier

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Jeff Harner and Klea Blackhurst

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Jeff Harner, Klea Blackhurst and James Morgan

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Cory Lingner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Cory Lingner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Mike Schwitter

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Mike Schwitter

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Dion Simmons Grier, Cory Lingner, Markcus Blair and Mike Schwitter

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Dion Simmons Grier, Cory Lingner, Lee Roy Reams, Markcus Blair and Mike Schwitter

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Rachel Fairbanks and Drew Tanabe

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Rachel Fairbanks and Drew Tanabe

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Sara Esty

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Sara Esty

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Kayla Jenerson

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Kayla Jenerson

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Danielle Herbert

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Danielle Herbert

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Sara Esty, Kayla Jenerson and Danielle Herbert

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Sara Esty, Kayla Jenerson and Danielle Herbert

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Dion Simmons Grier, Drew Tanabe, Cory Lingner, Sara Esty, Kayla Jenerson, Danielle Herbert, Rachel Fairbanks, Markcus Blair and Mike Schwitter

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Dion Simmons Grier, Drew Tanabe, Cory Lingner, Sara Esty, Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael, Kayla Jenerson, Danielle Herbert, Rachel Fairbanks, Markcus Blair and Mike Schwitter

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Lee Roy Reams with Sara Esty and Kayla Jenerson

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Klea Blackhurst, Evans Haile (Executive Director) and Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
James Morgan and Evans Haile

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
James Morgan, Hoagy "Bix" Carmichael and Evans Haile

Photos: Inside Opening Night of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
Sara Esty with her mom and sister



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