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York Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Readings

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The York Theatre Company has announced initial casting and lineup for their upcoming readings.  Lineup is as follows:

YANK!
MUSIC BY JOSEPH ZELLNIK /
BOOK and lyrics by David Zellnik
YANK! -- set in World War II -- explores some of the behind-the-battlefield stories that don't  make it into the history books.  This bold new musical examines what it means to be a man -- and what it is to fall in love and struggle to survive in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you.  Suffused with songs (swing, big band, boogie-woogie) YANK!  is also a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway.
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at 3:00PM &
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008  at 7:30 PM

TAKE ME AMERICA
BOOK AND LYRICS BY Bill Nabel / MUSIC BY BOB CHRISTIANSON
"It's not a story, it's my life." Nine refugees challenge for asylum in the United States.  Three immigration agents will decide their fate.  Go or stay, life or death?.... What would you say?  Inspired by the true stories of the Sundance documentary, "Well Founded Fear," real, sometimes humorous, always compelling-TAKE ME AMERICA, a bold new musical.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 3:00 PM

BOOKENDS

A New Musical About Old Friends
BOOK BY Katharine Houghton /
MUSIC BY Dianne Adams & JAMES McDOWELL /
LYRICS BY Katharine Houghton,
Dianne Adams & JAMES McDOWELL 
This is a significantly revised version of the show read at the York last January. We continue to explore what it was that created and drove the life-long friendship between Madeleine Stern and Leona Rostenberg -- the real-life, world famous rare-book dealers and authors.  This revision, however, adds new songs, new scenes and a new telling of the tale. The musical still intertwines present and past.  This time, however, we believe it is even more humorous, charming, poignant, passionate and dramatic as it explores the tensions between characters who treat people and books as commodities – as opposed to those who see both as cherished treasures.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 7:30 PM

IN THE THEATRE

MUSIC BY Steven Fisher
BOOK AND LYRICS BY Steven Fisher & Joan Ross Sorkin
Never heard of Joan Littlewood? That's about to change. One of the most important women in twentieth century theatre, Joan was bold, brash, brilliant - and forgotten. And she's not happy about it. Spend some time with Joan and her company of actors. You'll discover what it really means to be "in the theatre."
Monday, November 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 3:00 PM

CONVERSATION PIECE
A ROMANTIC COMEDY WITH MUSIC BY NOEL COWARD
ADAPTED BY Barry Day
AIDED BY Tony Walton
An exiled French Duke in Regency Brighton, is attempting to arrange a rich marriage for a young Parisian gamin he is passing off as his ward. She spoils the scheme by falling in love with him… and singing one of Coward’s most magical and enduring songs, “I’ll Follow My Secret Heart.”
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 3:00 PM

THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE
ADAPTED FROM A STORY BY MAX BEERBOHM
MUSIC BY NOEL COWARD AND Ivor Novello
STAGE ADAPTATION BY Tony Walton
AIDED BY Barry Day
The Happy Hypocrite is an adult fable -set in Regency London- about the unlikely romance between a pretty and innocent young entertainer and a profligate old Rake. Whose soul – following many intriguing machinations- is redeemed through true love.
Tuesday December 16, 2008 at 3:00 PM

There is no admission charge but reservations are recommended.  For more information please visit www.yorktheatre.org


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