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Playhouse on Park Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo Playhouse on Park Announces 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

Patrons and friends from the Playhouse on Park community tuned in for Playhouse's Season 12 Big Reveal via Zoom; the season was announced by Executive Director Tracy Flater and Co-Artistic Directors Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller.

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at The York Theatre Comp Photo Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 20, 2020

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, is presenting the return engagement of the Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. Performances resumed Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

The Dramatists Guild Of America's 'Librettists Initiative' Premieres 'Credit The Libr Photo The Dramatists Guild Of America's 'Librettists Initiative' Premieres 'Credit The Librettist' Film At Opera America's New Works Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

The Dramatists Guild Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative premieres the short film a?oeCredit the Librettist: Conversations with Today's Opera Makersa?? at Opera America's New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.

The Dramatists Guild of America's 'Librettists Initiative' to be Featured at Opera Am Photo The Dramatists Guild of America's 'Librettists Initiative' to be Featured at Opera America's New Works Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

Opera America will feature a public discussion with The Dramatists Guild's Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative at their New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.

Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Photo Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Opens at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2019

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside The York Theatre Company's  2019 Oscar Hammerstein Aw Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside The York Theatre Company's 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Honoring André De Shields
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, recently honored Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and producer Riki Kane Larimer (Cagney) with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award on Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).

Photo Coverage: PANAMA HATTIE Opens at The York Theatre Photo Photo Coverage: PANAMA HATTIE Opens at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 28, 2019

Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your  Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams Honoring James Morgan And Haley Swindal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS S Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF COLE PORTER
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 14, 2019

Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.

Photo Coverage: Inside The I DO! I DO! 2019 Spring Benefit Concert at The York Theatr Photo Photo Coverage: Inside The I DO! I DO! 2019 Spring Benefit Concert at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 9, 2019

The York Theatre Company recently presented its one-night only concert version of the newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan De Hartog. York Theatre favorite David Glenn Armstrong (Roadside, Happy Hunting) directed with music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures).

Alexandra Silber & More Will Lead York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading of MON Photo Alexandra Silber & More Will Lead York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading of MONET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present a staged reading of the new musical Monet, with music and lyrics by Carmel Owen (Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln), and book by Joan Ross Sorkin (In the Theatre). Monet will play two performances only on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Julie McBride, Sally Ann Triplett, and More Lead Reading of IN THE THEATRE Photo Julie McBride, Sally Ann Triplett, and More Lead Reading of IN THE THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

The York Theatre Company as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present a staged reading of the new musical In the Theatre with book by Joan Ross Sorkin (The Black Swan) and music and lyrics by Steven Fisher (The Little Dancer). In the Theatre will play two performances only on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 27th Annual 27th Annual Oscar Hammerstein A Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 27th Annual 27th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala!
by Monroe George - Nov 19, 2018

The York Theatre Company honored Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and Betty Cooper Wallerstein with the York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala last week at The Edison Ballroom.

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company  Celebrates Opening Night of MIDNIGHT AT THE NEV Photo Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 12, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the acclaimed new musical Midnight at The Never Get, with book, music, and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick, co-conceived by Sam Bolen, by arrangement with Visceral Entertainment and Mark Cortale Productions. Directed by Max Friedman, with choreography by Andrew Palermo, and music direction/arrangements by Adam Podd, the cast features Sam Bolen, Jeremy Cohen, and Jon J. Peterson. Performances began Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Check out photos from opening night below!

Photo Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre Company Photo Photo Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2018

The York Theatre Company in association with Documentary Arts, presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatundé (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatundé with David Weiss on guitar. Performances began June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Photo Coverage: Go Inside York Theatre Company's Gala, THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS! Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside York Theatre Company's Gala, THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 11, 2018

The York Theatre Company just presented its Spring Gala Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The York Theatre Musicals in Mufti Series' BA Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The York Theatre Musicals in Mufti Series' BAR MITZVAH BOY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 12, 2018

Mazel Tov! The Jule Styne Celebration Continues! 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, presents the rarely-seen musical Bar Mitzvah Boy, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and book by Jack Rosenthal (Yentl), as adapted by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), the second of three shows in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of composer Jule Styne. Performances began February 10, 2018 for 11 performances only through Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night was Sunday evening, February 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Check out photos from the night below!

OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas Photo OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital financial support to opera companies developing new American opera and music-theater works.

New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants Photo New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital financial support to opera companies developing new American opera and music-theater works.

Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More F Photo Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). BroadwayWorld has more photos from the celebration below!

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