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New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announce Cinematic World Premiere of COX AND BOX Photo New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announce Cinematic World Premiere of COX AND BOX
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2020

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players has announced¬†the grand finale of their 2020 Virtual Season, a premiere cinematic experience of Sir Arthur Sullivan and F.C. Burnand‚Äôs comic operetta,¬†Cox and Box.¬†This all-new original film is available for stream December 27 ‚Äď January 2.

The New York Gilbert And Sullivan Players Bring Their Highly Acclaimed Production Of  Photo The New York Gilbert And Sullivan Players Bring Their Highly Acclaimed Production Of THE MIKADO To The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 7, 2020

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Palm Desert for a performance of the company's all-new, critically acclaimed production of The Mikado, at 7:00pm, Monday, March 9. The Mikado sets the real-life characters of Victorian London's D'Oyly Carte Opera Company within the imagined Japanese town of Titipu. Audiences will meet Messrs. Gilbert, Sullivan, and D'Oyly Carte themselves, and join them on a fantastic voyage to a land where the timeless libretto, beautiful music, and a fantastical cast of characters await.

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents THE MIKADO Photo The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents THE MIKADO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2019

Since its founding in 1974, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) has presented more than 2,000 performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpieces throughout the United States, Canada and England, captivating audiences of all ages. America's preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Ensemble, continues its 45th season with its novel production of The Mikado, one of the most enduring musicals in theatrical history.

BWW Exclusive: Go Speed-Dating with the Company of NYGASP's THE MIKADO! Photo BWW Exclusive: Go Speed-Dating with the Company of NYGASP's THE MIKADO!
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2019

There is nothing like blind dating in NYC, particularly when those dates are with the characters from the absurd word of Gilbert & Sullivan! Broadway World gets a first-look exclusive at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' all-new content featuring many recognizable characters and songs from their critically acclaimed production of The Mikado, returning to The Kaye Playhouse at 68th between Park and Lexington this Dec 27-January 5. Stay tuned throughout the next two months as more scenes are revealed in this fun web series. Make a date to see The Mikado and get your tickets here! 

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents IOLANTHE Photo New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents IOLANTHE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019

Parliamentary hijinks, hearsay, political extremes, and conflict of interest a?' 19th century Gilbertian storytelling never seemed so relevant!

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Honored By New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Photo Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Honored By New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 3, 2018

Even though Sheldon Harnick was playing the violin in his High School's Gilbert & Sullivan productions… 'I could still hear the lyrics', he wrote in his alumni magazine of Northwestern University. Harnick continued, 'At that time I was turned on by the patter songs, so I began to familiarize myself with Gilbert and Sullivan. I was more fascinated by the virtuosity than anything else. Little by little, I also realized what a fine poet Gilbert was and how imaginative he was, even in the slower songs. So he became an enormous influence.'

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Prepares for RUDDIGORE Photo NY Gilbert & Sullivan Prepares for RUDDIGORE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2018

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Scenic designer Albere has been working overtime putting finishing touches on the scenery for the production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey.  Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM.

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Announces Casting For RUDDIGORE at Kaye Playhouse Photo NY Gilbert & Sullivan Announces Casting For RUDDIGORE at Kaye Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2018

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring a production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey, Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Continues Season with RUDDIGORE Photo New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Continues Season with RUDDIGORE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 13, 2018

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring a production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey, Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Honor Sheldon Harnick At Special Awards Gala Photo NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Honor Sheldon Harnick At Special Awards Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2018

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players will honor Tony Award- Winning lyricist and NYGASP Honorary Board member, Sheldon Harnick as part of their Spring Gala Wednesday, May 2nd (6PM) at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South.)   Mr. Harnick, best known for his incomparable Broadway productions of Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello!, and the Apple Tree, will be present to accept the award. Highlights of the evening include dinner, a concert in honor of Harnick and his commitment to the living legacy of Gilbert and Sullivan, and a live auction to raise funds to benefit The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players and their Arts Educational programs. The evening is generously underwritten by One Ocean Expeditions.

Orpheum President Named 2017 Presenter of the Year Photo Orpheum President Named 2017 Presenter of the Year
by Julie Musbach - Jan 2, 2018

The Orpheum Theatre Group is pleased to announce that President & CEO Brett Batterson has been named NAPAMA's (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) 2017 Presenter of the Year. The official awards presentation will take place at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals' (APAP) annual conference on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Batterson's award will be presented by NAPAMA president, David Wannen.

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Sets Cast for Winter Run of H.M.S. PINAFORE Photo NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Sets Cast for Winter Run of H.M.S. PINAFORE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

After a sell-out engagement with their new production of The Sorcerer, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its new and exciting 2017-18 Season with the audience favorite H.M.S. Pinafore playing for a strictly limited engagement (December 28-31) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).

BWW Feature: When Marketing Works - NYGASP's HMS PINAFORE at Kaye Playhouse Photo BWW Feature: When Marketing Works - NYGASP's HMS PINAFORE at Kaye Playhouse
by Cole Grissom - Dec 13, 2017

These days, targeted ads are flying at us at every turn. I find myself in constant inner struggle, because I keep getting pulled in though I never truly enjoy myself, because I know what they're doing to me! So, imagine my surprise when I found myself delightfully lost in the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' most recent marketing campaign ayeharmony.com. The site claims to be the '#1 online dating site for the Queen's navy, sisters, cousins, aunts and more,' with dating profiles featuring a variety of characters from the show. The usernames and profiles are filled with Gilbert and Sullivan inside jokes, but are so deftly handled that the layman won't be left out in the cold. Simply put this is a genius campaign no matter how you slice it. Even if I wasn't a G&S fan, I would check this production out.

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Sets Cast for Winter Run of H.M.S. PINAFORE Photo NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Sets Cast for Winter Run of H.M.S. PINAFORE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

After a sell-out engagement with their new production of The Sorcerer, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its new and exciting 2017-18 Season with the audience favorite H.M.S. Pinafore playing for a strictly limited engagement (December 28-31) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Remagined THE MIKADO Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

New YorK Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company presents a new mounting of the time-honored classic, The Mikado.

NY Gilbert & Sullivan's New MIKADO Opens with Family Friendly Events and Gala New Year's Eve!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2016

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 42nd season with the time-honored classic The Mikado! The brand new production will play December 28-31, 2016 and January 5-8, 2017 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).

Casting Announced for NY Gilbert & Sullivan's NEW 'Mikado' at Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 42nd season with the time-honored classic The Mikado (December 28-31, 2016 and January 5-8, 2017) at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).

Revamped MIKADO Set for NYGASP's 2016-17 Season After Previous Protests; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, announces its new and exciting 2016-17 Season featuring a brand new, fully staged production of The Mikado, two new jewel-box productions of Cox and Box along with Trial by Jury and, rounding out the repertory, the audience favorite Patience.

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Host Free Public Forum THE MIKADO IN THE 21st Century 11/3
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 20, 2016

As part of its preparation for the upcoming new production of 'The Mikado,' New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will host a public forum entitled 'The Mikado in the 21st Century' on Thursday, November 3rd (6PM) on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa,  a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia and Gilbert & Sullivan expert and performer, the forum will continue a dialogue between the Asian-American theatrical community, the NYGASP staff & creative team, and members of the Gilbert & Sullivan audience at large. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including awareness of orientalism in contemporary culture, the importance of diversity in casting, and the need for change in performance practice of The Mikado specifically. The panel will raise questions of how a repertory company can approach new ways of presenting a classic work while maintaining the work's artistic integrity as well as sharing the steps NYGASP is taking in the creation process for their new production of The Mikado opening December 28th and playing through January 8th at the Kaye Playhouse. 

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Reveals Concepts for Reimagined THE MIKADO; Kelvin Moon Loh Joins Creative Team!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, has revealed production concepts for its new mounting of the time-honored classic, The Mikado.

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