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My Vaudeville Man - 2008 - Off-Broadway

A rousin' tap dancin' new musical based on the life of legendary eccentric tapper Jack Donahue. Shonn Wiley (No No Nanette, Encores!) stars as Jack, channeling the tap tradition of the masters—Ray Bolger, Jimmy Cagney, Buddy Ebsen—lighting up the stage in what Talkin' Broadway called a "tour de force." Karen Murphy (cast of 9 to 5) plays Jack's mother who struggles to get him to see vaudeville as a ridiculous pursuit—he needs to come home to work alongside his father at the docks! As Jack tap-dances his way to stardom, will his family finally recognize he's meant for greater things? Don't miss this "pitch perfect musical" (, directed by Tony-nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!).


Theatre at St. Peter's Church

(New York, NY)
Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.)

My Vaudeville Man Off-Broadway Cast


by Eddie Varley - December 23, 2008
The YORK THEATRE COMPANY (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) and Melanie Herman, who produced The Musical Of Musicals (The Musical!), are proud to announce that the Off-Broadway Premiere of My Vaudeville Man!, a new musical based on The Life of legendary eccentric tap star Jack Donahue, will be recorded on January 2nd for release this Spring.