|1776 -- Tony Winning Best Musical
| Open: 11/08/07 Close: 11/18/07
History comes alive at St. Bart's! The Tony winning Best Musical 1776 opens St. Bart's Players' 80th Season, November 8-18. The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding father can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. One of the most beautifully crafted musicals ever, 1776 is funny, insightful and compelling. 1776 will be staged in St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue at 51st Street in Manhattan. For tickets call St. Bart's Central: 212-378-0248 or 212-378-0222
|A Christmas Carol
| Open: 12/10/07 Close: 12/12/07
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come "do it all in one night" - three nights in a row. Victorian London will come alive as The St. Bart's Players present, a staged reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, complete with songs of the season. Dickens' beloved characters will spring to life and fill the intimate Chapel; so, you'll hear Marley's clanging chains and Scrooge's "bah humbug", feel for the long suffering Bob Cratchit, laugh with jolly ‘ol Fezziwig, and smile at Tiny Tim's "God Bless us, everyone," as he reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. This special holiday event will benefit the LIFE Shelter's Christmas Miracles program and The St. Bart's Players as they celebrate their 80th Anniversary Season. For tickets call St. Bart's Central: 212-378-0248 or 212-378-0222.
|A Little Night Music
| Open: 11/09/06 Close: 11/19/06
The Tony winning Best Musical A Little Night Music opens St. Bart's Players 79th Season November 9th - 19th at St. Bart's Playhouse, Park Ave. at 50th St. Spend a "Weekend in the Country", following the romantic liaisons of the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler masterpiece set in turn-of-the century Sweden. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music is sophisticated, funny and charming. The lilting waltz-time score includes the haunting classic, "Send in the Clowns." For tickets and information call St. Bart's Central, Church Lobby, Open Daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (212) 378-0248 & 378-0222
|And the World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb
| Open: 04/19/07 Close: 04/29/07
Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical Revue, the off Broadway hit features songs by one of Broadway's most successful teams. The show features gems from the duos incredible career in theatre, film and television. Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman & David Thompson, the celebration of life and love spotlights showstoppers from Cabaret; Chicago, New York, New York; Woman of the Year, Kiss of the Spider Woman and more! "How Lucky Can You Get?" Tickets call St. Bart's Central: 212-378-0248 or 378-0222
|FOLLIES -- The Tony Winning Musical Revived by St. Bart's Players
| Open: 04/26/08 Close: 05/04/08
St. Bart's Players will present the Tony winning FOLLIES at Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St., April 26 – May 4. The Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman hit opened on Broadway in 1971 and won seven Tony Awards including Best Score. The legendary musical masterpiece includes: "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby." St. Bart's revival will be the fully staged Concert Version; there will be a preview on Sat., April 26 at 2 p.m. and open that evening at 8 p.m. For tickets call or visit St. Bart's Central (Open Daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m): (212) 378-0248 & 378-0222, St. Bartholomew's Church Lobby, Park Ave. betw. 50 & 51 Sts.
|Guys and Dolls
| Open: 11/10/05 Close: 11/20/05
Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon.
Directed and choreographed by Kathy Conry
Musical director: Scott Ethier
Bursting with a standard-filled Loesser score, Damon Runyon's Broadway of the 1940s is inhabited by loveable gamblers, sizzling "hotbox" nightclub performers, and stalwart Salvation Army members. From the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, the action never stops - fueled by legendary characters in love Nathan Detroit, Miss Adelaide, Sky Masterson and Sister Sarah - with such rousing songs as "Luck be a Lady," "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," "A Bushel and a Peck," "If I Were a Bell," and "Guys and Dolls."
|It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
| Open: 12/11/06 Close: 12/13/06
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry will be presented as a fundraising event to benefit the LIFE Shelter's Christmas Miracles program. This Christmas classic, inspired by the Frank Capra movie, will be performed with live sound effects in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast in front of a live studio audience - you! It will be performed in the Chapel of St. Bartholomew's Church. The LIFE Shelter is a facility on Manhattan's lower east side addressing the housing, educational and social needs of homeless families; the Christmas Miracles Program provides a party, dinner and gifts for all the children living at the shelter.For tickets call St. Bart's Central 212-378-0248
|Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
| Open: 06/10/09 Close: 06/21/09
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
Written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice,
and based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph
from the Bible, this light-hearted show has charmed audiences
both on Broadway and around the world with its excitement,
energy, and eclectic musical variety.
Theatre Ten Ten • 1010 Park Avenue & 85th Street, Manhattan
(Located at the southwest corner in The Park Avenue Christian Church)
Directed by Steven Smeltzer
Musical Direction by Scott Ethier
Produced by Robert Berger
Lighting Designer Jay Scott
Production Stage Manager Jodi Witherell
Keith Embler, Joe Gambino, Dan Grinko, Kevin Kiniry, Hope Landry, Ellie Lane, Spencer Langerman, Kody Louis, Cara Maltz, Christy Manso, Bill McEnany, Robert McMillan, Reanna Muskovitz, Hillary Nammack, Chazmond Peacock, Jonah Rosen, David Salyers, Kristen Savarese, Melissa Sills, Alyssa Sommers, Mike Vannoni
|Merrily We Roll Along
| Open: 04/27/06 Close: 05/07/06
Sondheim's musical tribute to starting out in the Big Apple based on Kaufman and Hart's 1934 comedy, opened on Broadway in 1981.
Starting out in New York is exhilarating, scary, and an experience never to be forgotten, as remembered by three show business successes. Frank, Mary and Charley journey backwards in time to their carefree days and remember the feeling of finding their first apartment, getting their first big break and much more. A spirited and moving show about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success features a dazzling score that includes: "Not a Day Goes By," "Old Friends," and "Our Time."
|Moon Over Buffalo at St. Bart's -- Feb. 8-18, 2007
| Open: 02/08/07 Close: 02/18/07
This riotous backstage farce opened on Broadway in 1995. It's 1953, and Buffalo is the latest stop for the fading theatrical couple George and Charlotte Hay. Touring with a repertory consisting of threadbare versions of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward's Private Lives, they are hoping for one last grasp at glory. George receives a phone call from legendary screen director, Frank Capra, who needs replacements for the stars of his current film, The Scarlett Pimpernel, and he wants to see one of the shows and consider George and Charlotte for the roles. Moon piles on madcap misunderstandings as Charlotte's deaf mother, a love triangle, and an ingénue with a secret add to the comic complications. For tickets and information call St. Bart's Central, Church Lobby, Open daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (212) 378-0248 & 378-0222
| Open: 02/17/05 Close: 02/27/05
A hilarious farce, the plot of Rumors builds to an event creating a domino effect of one disaster after another.
Four couples gather in a Manhattan suburb to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of their best friends, only to discover that their host, the deputy mayor of New York, has accidentally shot himself in the earlobe. A missing wife, a missing cook, a damaged car, whiplash, back spasms and rumors galore add to the comic mayhem as circumstances get progressively worse when nobody can remember who has been told what about whom.
By Act II, everyone knows what has happened, but how do they explain it all to the police, who will arrive at any minute.
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THE MUSIC OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
| Open: 02/27/09 Close: 03/08/09
St. Bart's Players
and Penelope Robb & Merrill Vaughn, Producers
An uplifting revue featuring music from the world's best-loved musicals, including Carousel, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, and more. This tribute to Broadway icons Rodgers & Hammerstein celebrates the songs and lyrics that have forever defined musical theater.
Director & Set Designer: Norb Joerder
Musical Direction: Jason Burrow
Lighting Design: Michael Megliola
Production Stage Manager: Stephanie McCort
Melissa Broder, Meredith Clark, Scott Kerstetter, Hope Landry,
Brien Milesi, Michael Vanonni, Merrill Vaughn and Robbie York
February 27-March 8, 2009
Week 1: Fri. 8pm • Sat. 2pm & 8pm • Sunday 3pm, Week 2: Wed. 8pm • Thurs. 8pm • Fri. 8pm • Sat. 2pm & 8pm • Sun. 3pm
Inside Park at St. Bart’s (St. Bart’s Playhouse), Park Avenue at the corner of 50th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $25 Regular • $23 Senior or Student*
Call Our Box Office Today: 212-378-0248
You may also visit St. Bart’s Central in St. Bartholomew's Church lobby to purchase tickets!
|The Mystery of Edwin Drood
| Open: 04/21/05 Close: 05/01/05
The great Charles Dickens was halfway through his famous mystery novel when he committed the one ungenerous deed of his noble career: He Died, leaving behind no hint as to the outcome he intended for his bizarre and uncompleted puzzle. In this revival of Rupert Holmes' Tony-Award-winning musical, you — the audience — get to vote and decide "who dunnit." Don't miss your chance to solve, at long last, The Mystery of Edwin Drood!
|Twelve Angry Men
| Open: 02/15/08 Close: 02/24/08
St. Bart's production of Twelve Angry Men is of the officially licensed adaptation of the courtroom drama performed by a mixed cast of men and women. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father; it appears to be an open-and-shut case until one juror begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. Each juror reveals his or her own character while re-examining testimony in hopes of and reaching a final verdict. Tempers become frayed and arguments grow heated as this riveting drama reaches its climax and the jurors put aside their differences and work together for the sake of justice. The success of the 1954 TV show led to the 1957 film version starring Henry Fonda; it has been produced several times on stage including a 2004 Broadway production at the Roundabout Theatre.
|Whose Life Is It Anyway?
| Open: 02/23/06 Close: 03/05/06
Do we have the right to choose how we want to live and when we want to die? This is the question at the heart of Whose Life Is It Anyway? A brilliant battle of wits takes place in this Tony nominated Best Play of 1979. Ken Harrison, a successful sculptor, is paralyzed in a car accident and kept alive by life-support systems. Outwardly he's cheerful and often very funny, but he's overwhelmed by the fact that he has lost control of his own life. This thought-provoking play wrestles with one of the most complex medical and moral questions of our time – a human beings right to decide how he wants to live and when he wants to die?