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York Theatre Company's JACK Begins Performances Tonight

The York Theatre Company launches its "New2NY" Series with a concert presentation of the musical Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, with Book and Lyrics by Will Holt and Tom Sawyer, Music by Will Holt, based on an original concept by Tom Sawyer. Directed by Igor Goldin, and with Music Direction by Matt Castle, the cast features Frank Anderson, Wilson Bridges, PatRick Cummings, Jessica Grové, Julia Johanos, Anne Kanengeiser, Erick Pinnick, Lauren Sterling, Debra Walton, and William Zeffiro. Stephen Lee Anderson has replaced the previously announced Walter Charles.

Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy begins with JFK's days at Harvard through his assassination in Dallas, Jack dramatizes the life and career of JFK, while focusing on a central conflict- Jack's fight to become his own man despite a difficult relationship with his power-obsessed father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Jack examines the triumphs as well as The Shadows of the Kennedy legacy leading to the tragic event which continues to resonate with all of us 5o years later.

Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy will play five-performances only: TONIGHT, November 1 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $45 and may be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

The York Theatre Company 2013-2014 season launched on October 28, 2013 with a special one-night only performance of the musical, Six Wives that featured Liam Forde, Alexander Gemignani, Judy Kaye, Alexandra Silber and Nick Wyman. Up next is the Developmental LAB presentation of Buddy's Tavern(November 13-15, 2013), followed by the Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter (December 3, 2013-January 5, 2014) starring acclaimed jazz singer Stevie Holland. 2014 begins with The Sheldon Harnick Musicals in Mufti Series featuring the world premiere of a new revue, Sheldon Harnick: A World to Win (January 17-19, 2014), Dragons (January 31-February 2, 2014), followed by Malpractice Makes Perfect(February 14-16, 2014), Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead (February 21-23, 2014) and the Broadway classic, Tenderloin (March 7-9, 2014). The spring Mainstage production will be the world premiere of the new musical, Inventing Mary Martin (April 15-May18, 2014).

The York Theatre Company offers the 54th Street Membership Program, an exclusive membership package for as low as $54.00 - with elite benefits that includes a 30% discount on tickets to York Theatre Productions (2 per membership), exclusive member pre-sale opportunities, 50% off on all lobby concessions, 20% off on all lobby merchandise, in addition to special member only receptions.

York Memberships may be purchased online at at www.yorktheatre.org/membership, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). For additional information, visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.

The York Theatre Company is the only theater 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 neglected 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 exclusively 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. Over 35 cast recordings from The York Theatre Company productions are now available on CD, and commercial transfers of such York premieres as The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Souvenir, Jolson & Company, and its acclaimed revivals of Closer Than Ever (2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival), Sweeney Todd and Pacific Overtures have all showcased the importance of the York and its programs.

Photo Credit: David Loughner/York Theatre Company


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