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York Theatre Co Announces THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS THE MUSICAL Benefit Concert

York Theatre Co Announces THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS THE MUSICAL Benefit Concert

"A GIFT FROM THE MUSICAL THEATER GODS!"-Talkin' Broadway. The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced today a special gala celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) with music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart, and book by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. Director Pamela Hunt returns to recreate her original staging for this festive occasion. The Musical of Musicals (The Concert!) will play ONE-NIGHT ONLY on Monday, April 9, 2018 with a Festive Gala Reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by a performance at 8:00 p.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Cast and additional creative team will be announced shortly.

The Festive Gala Reception is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a sit-down three-course catered dinner at The York Theatre, followed by a performance at 8:00 p.m. and a champagne and dessert reception beginning at 9:30 p.m. For additional information, pricing and reservations, please call the York Theatre Box Office at (212) 935-5820, or visit the website online at

Revisit this brilliant theatre parody 15 years after its world premiere! This joyous homage to musical theatre began its journey at The York in 2003, and has been entertaining audiences across the country and around the world ever since! The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) pays loving tongue-in-cheek tribute to Broadway's Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Kander & Ebb. An innocent ingénue is threatened by her evil landlord when she can't pay her rent. This one story is delightfully told in five hilarious musicals in these different styles in this acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, which started at The York and ran for over 500 NYC performances. Join The York for an elegant and entertaining evening which includes a pre-show gala dinner catered by a high-end neighborhood restaurant, followed by the performance and special post-show dessert reception.

The critics raved when the original production opened at The York in December 2003. The New York Times declared, "Real wit. Real Charm. Great fun!" New York Magazine shared, "Funny, charming, refreshing!" And the Daily News simply stated, "Keeps you laughing from start to finish!" "Witty, refreshing, juicily merciless," said Michael Feingold.

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The York Theatre Company is the only theatre in New York City-and one of very few in the world-dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals and preserving neglected, notable shows from the past. For over four decades, York's intimate, imaginative style of producing both original and classic musicals has resulted in critical acclaim and recognition from artists and audiences alike. Under the guidance of Producing Artistic Director James Morgan since 1997, The York has focused on new musicals in its Mainstage Series-most

of them world, American, or New York premieres-by some of the field's most esteemed creators, and has also helped launch the careers of many talented new writers. Almost 40 cast recordings from York Theatre Company productions are now available on CD, including its acclaimed revival of Closer Than Ever (2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival); commercial transfers of such York premieres as The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Souvenir (Tony Award Nomination for actress Judy Kaye), and Jolson & Company, and revivals of Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd (four Tony Nominations including Best Revival) have all showcased the importance of The York and its programs. Recent New York premieres have included Marry Harry, A Taste of Things to Come, Rothschild & Sons, and Desperate Measures, which just completed a three and a half month extended run. The critically acclaimed musical Yank!, which received its Off-Broadway debut at The York in 2010, recently opened to rave reviews in London, and the hit musical Cagney, which received its York premiere in 2015 and subsequently transferred to The Westside Theatre for over 15 months, has just concluded a limited engagement in Los Angeles.

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