Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press

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.

By: Oct. 25, 2022
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Meet the cast and creative team for the 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. See photos of the cast below!

The cast of Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road is Markcus Blair (Off-Broadway debut), Sara Esty (An American in Paris on Broadway, Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Dion Simmons Grier (Sister Act and Songs for a New World at Paper Mill Playhouse), Danielle Herbert (After Midnight on Broadway, Beautiful on tour), Kayla Jenerson (A Bronx Tale and Motown: The Musical on tour), Cory Lingner (Carousel and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway), and Mike Schwitter (Pippin on Broadway, The Book of Mormon on Tour). Understudies are Rachel Fairbanks (Cinderella on tour, The First Wives Club in Chicago), and Drew Tanabe (Off-Broadway debut).

Performances are set to begin Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 7:00PM for a limited engagement through Saturday afternoon, December 31, 2022 at The York's temporary home, The Theatre at St. Jeans (150 East 76th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:00PM.

The creative team includes scenic design by James Morgan and Vincent Gunn, costume design by Alex Allison, projection design by Brad Peterson, lighting design by Jason Kantrowitz, and sound design by Julian Evans. The production stage manager is Melanie Morgan. 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 will be produced by The York Theatre Company in association 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, Grey Gardens).

Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with 2:30pm performances Saturday & Sunday. SPECIAL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE DECEMBER 20 - 31: Tuesday through Friday at 7:30pm, with 2:30pm performances Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. PLEASE NOTE: There are no performances on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, Christmas Eve evening, December 24, & Christmas Day, December 25.

York Member Early Access tickets for Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road are now available. Single tickets are priced at $60 - $95 (plus $4 convenience fee). York Members receive Priority Seating and Discounted Tickets. Tickets may be purchased by visiting OvationTix at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1130389 or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820, Tuesday - Friday 12:00PM - 5:00PM, or via email at boxoffice@yorktheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Richard Hillman

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
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Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Danielle Herbert, Kayla Jenerson, Sara Esty, Hoagy Bix Carmichael, Susan H. Schulman, Lawrence Yurman, Shane Hall; (Second Row) Rachel Fairbanks, Drew Tanabe, Markcus Blair, Cory Lingner, Dion Simmons Grier, Michael Lichtefeld, Evan Rees, Mike Schwitter

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Drew Tanabe, Rachel Fairbanks, Markcus Blair, Kayla Jenerson, Cory Lingner, Sara Esty, Dion Simmons Grier, Danielle Herbert, Mike Schwitter

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Rachel Fairbanks, Kayla Jenerson, Sara Esty, Danielle Herbert

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Cory Lingner, Drew Tanabe, Markcus Blair, Mike Schwitter, Dion Simmons Grier

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Michael Lichtefeld, Lawrence Yurman, Susan H. Schulman, Evan Rees, Jim Morgan

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Carson Ferguson, Melanie T. Morgan, Aaron Simms, Elizabeth Allen, Fleurette Modica

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Michael Lichtefeld, Susan H. Schulman, Hoagy Bix Carmichael, Lawrence Yurman

Photos: The Cast of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Meets the Press
Michael Lichtefeld, Susan H. Schulman, Hoagy Bix Carmichael, Lawrence Yurman, Jim Morgan

 




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