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The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre CompanyThe Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

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, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre CompanyJERRY'S GIRLS Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Light the Candles!   Get the Ice Out!  Blow the Bugle!  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles.  The limited engagement of Jerry's Girls begins TOMORROW for 12-performances only, August 5 - 13, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, August 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS Adds Special Performance at York Theatre CompanyJERRY'S GIRLS Adds Special Performance at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Blow the Bugle!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) has added a special performance on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles.  Tickets are now on sale! (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre CompanyStephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with James Morgan's Set Designs at York Theatre CompanyVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with James Morgan's Set Designs at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The York Theatre Company is hosting a special exhibit highlighting the extraordinary set designs of James Morgan, York Producing Artistic Director. The exhibit has been on display since mid-June and will continue throughout the summer. Click below to go behind the scenes! (more...)

Original New York Cast to Dance CAGNEY to the West CoastOriginal New York Cast to Dance CAGNEY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In honor of Hollywood's 'tough guy in tap shoes' James Cagney, who would have turned 118 today, producer Riki Kane Larimer (On The Town, Gigi, West End's Memphis) announced the West Coast Premiere of the hit musical CAGNEY. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 17, 2017

The York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced') opened last night, July 16. (more...)

York Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances TomorrowYork Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of the York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced')! (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS to Bring Broadway's Iconic Women to York Theatre Company This AugustJERRY'S GIRLS to Bring Broadway's Iconic Women to York Theatre Company This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced a Special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles.  (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at YorkAndrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick & Matt Harnick Launch Their New Book KOIPhoto Coverage: Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick & Matt Harnick Launch Their New Book KOI
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Sheldon Harnick wrote the words for the songs in Fiddler, The Rothchilds, and lyrics for many other historic tunes, but he also wrote the words in a new book of photographs by his wife Margery Gray and son Matt Harnick.  The book was launched at a party attended by lots of his Broadway friends at TAO  in NYC and Broadwayworld was there.  Like his songs, the photographs in KOI are a thing of beauty and create wonderful feelings. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Showcase Scenic Designs by James Morgan in Summer ExhibitionYork Theatre Company to Showcase Scenic Designs by James Morgan in Summer Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, will present an exhibit of James Morgan's other career as a Scenic Designer with a retrospective look at over 40 years of his designs at The York Theatre Company at Theater at Saint Peter's. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY the Musical Celebrates Closing NightPhoto Coverage: CAGNEY the Musical Celebrates Closing Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 22, 2017

CAGNEY The Musical has played to sold out audiences for 473 performances at the West Side Theatre in New York City. The big question posed to enterprising producer Riki Kane Larimer at the closing night celebration was 'where will Broadway's Robert Creighton, (in the role he was born to play) and cast be bringing the story of James Cagney to next?'   (more...)

CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-BroadwayCAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews). (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of MARRY HARRYPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of MARRY HARRY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 5, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents 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 began April 25, 2017 at 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). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night below! (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces May Developmental Reading SeriesYork Theatre Company Announces May Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of three new musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bells Are Ringing! First Look at David Spadora, Lenny Wolpe, Robin Skye and More in MARRY HARRY at York Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: The Bells Are Ringing! First Look at David Spadora, Lenny Wolpe, Robin Skye and More in MARRY HARRY at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents 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 began April 25, 2017 at 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, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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