Songs by Green & Kitt, Cohen, Etc. Part of Free 6/25 Revue
Marymount Manhattan College and The York Theatre Company will conclude their 5-week New Musical Theatre Intensive on Saturday, June 25th at 8:00 PM with an original musical revue, "Lessons of Love." The presentation will showcase the Intensive's students on the York Theatre stage at the Theatre at Saint Peter's, 54th Street, just East of Lexington Avenue.
This year's showcase will include songs from shows seen on the York Stage in the Mainstage and Developmental Reading Series, with material from writers such as: Brad Ross, Ellen Greenfield and Hal Hackady (Little By Little); Hunter Foster and David Kirshenbaum (Summer of '42); Mathew Frank and Dean Bryant (Virgins); Michael Small, BT McNicholl, and Paul McKibbins (The It Girl); Matthew Ward and Peter Napolitano (The Lady in Penthouse B); Tom Kitt and Amanda Green (High Fidelity); Norman Thalheimer (Wicked City Blues); Douglas J. Cohen (The Opposite of Sex); Robert Bartley and Danny Whitman (Dance With Me). The showcase was conceived by Ken Leigh Rogers and Jesse Kissel. Jesse Kissel serves as music director and Ken Leigh Rogers directs and choreographs.
"For the fourth year in a row, Marymount Manhattan a liberal arts college in New York City and home to a premiere performing arts program has partnered with the award-winning York Theatre Company to offer performers, ages 18-27, a New Musical Theatre Intensive. The Intensive began on May 21st and included seminars with musical theatre professionals and daily structured classes in dance and performance technique to enhance students' technical skills. Participants explored and performed new musical theatre compositions by emerging writers whose work has been featured at the York Theatre, and also had the opportunity to see musicals on and off Broadway," according to press materials.
For more information about future programs, please call Patricia Simon, Director of the Department of Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan at (212)-774-0760 or visit www.yorktheatre.org.
Admission to the concert is free. Call 212-935-5824 x 21 to reserve a seat.
Photo of Amanda Green by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.