The York Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creative Team For MARRY HARRY

The York Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creative Team For MARRY HARRY

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Performances begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening night is Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Marry Harry replaces the previously announced musical Emma, which will move to the 2017-2018 season.

Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), and with music direction by Eric Svejcar (York's Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), the 7-member cast will feature Ben Chavez (Bombshell), Morgan Cowling (The Phantom of the Opera), Jesse Manocherian (The Baker's Wife at Gallery Players), Claire Saunders (Barrington's Theatre's The Pirates of Penzance), Robin Skye (Parade), David Spadora (ValueVille), and Lenny Wolpe (York's Dear World).

The York Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, a romantic comedy set in New York's East Village, about two people on the verge of 30 whose family ties hold a little too tightly - Little Harry, a cook at his father's failing neighborhood restaurant with dreams of becoming a great Italian chef, and Sherri, who works for her controlling mother's real estate office but longs for something more. When their whirlwind romance sets their parents on edge, Harry and Sherri must attempt to find their own ways in life. Marry Harry cooks up ideas of family loyalty, marriage, love, and food with a side of humor, heart, and just the right amount of spice. Broadway.com had this to share: "exceptional...must-see musical theater at its very best!" The Examiner called it "a heart-felt love letter to musical comedy."

In July 2011, Marry Harry was part of the New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theatre reading series at Vassar. In April 2012, Amas Musical Theatre held a 3-week workshop culminating in four performances. In July 2013, Marry Harry received a full production as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival. In spring 2014, American Theatre Group in Rahway, New Jersey presented Marry Harry as part of their 2013-2014 season. The York Theatre Company has been a major supporter in the development of this show over the past few years.

The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Tyler Holland (costumes), and Paul Miller (lighting). The Production Stage Manager is Bethany Ellen Clark with Stage Manager Shanna Allison.

Marry Harry will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (*Audience discussion follow the matinee performance.)

Tickets for Marry Harry 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 (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Tuesday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.). York Theatre Members receive priority booking and save almost 35% on matinee performances and 30% for regular performances. Student and Senior Rush tickets are available in-person beginning one hour prior to performances for $20 cash only. The York Theatre also offers $25 tickets for guests aged 35 years and under.

York Theatre Company offers the York! Membership Program, an exclusive membership package for as low as $75.00-with elite benefits that includes a 30% discount on tickets to York Theatre Productions, exclusive member pre-sale opportunities, 50% off on all lobby concessions, 20% off on all lobby merchandise, in addition to special member-only receptions. The York also offers a York Plus! Membership Program with additional perks, including complimentary tickets to Mainstage productions and invites to several VIP-only presentations throughout the season.

York Memberships can be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org/membership, or by visiting the York Theatre Company Box Office (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.

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