The York Theatre Company

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The mission of The York Theatre Company is:

• to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where underappreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered;

• to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds;

• to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education, and

• to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

Colette Collage  | Open: 04/27/12 Close: 04/29/12
 

The joys, fears and loves of the celebrated French writer Colette are at the center of the poignant and insightful Colette Collage. Sensual, witty and entirely unconventional, this intimate, highly theatrical musical captures the essence of one of the most liberated women of all time. The life of the legendary author unfolds over a period of sixty years in this classic bio-musical from Jones and Schmidt, which premiered Off-Broadway at the York in 1983.


About the Company: The York Theatre Company

The mission of The York Theatre Company is:

• to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where underappreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered;

• to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds;

• to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education, and

• to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.

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Falling For Eve  | Open: 07/06/10 Close: 08/08/10
Falling for Eve offers an enchanting second look at the world’s first love story. Creation is going perfectly.  Eve, curious about what lies beyond the Garden of Eden, and obsessed with the notion that something is forbidden, bites the infamous apple.  Then Adam doesn’t.  How exactly they’ll get together to create the human race is anybody’s guess.  Falling for Eve is a fresh and unconventional retelling of the most famous romance of all time, filled with unexpected twists and turns as Eve and Adam realize that “paradise” may not be a place after all.

The cast of Falling for Eve features Krystal Joy Brown (Hair), Celina Carvajal (The Toxic Avenger, Tarzan), Nehal Joshi (Les Miserables), Adam Kantor (Next to Normal, Rent), Jose Llana (Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song) and Sasha Sloan (Ragtime, The Kennedy Center). The production will be directed by Larry Raben, with music direction by Kim Steiner.

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Harold And Maude  | Open: 04/13/12 Close: 04/15/12
The musical adaptation of the 1971 cult-classic film Harold and Maude comes to life on the York stage in a new version by Jones and Thalken. In what some call the quintessential May-December romance, death-obsessed teenager, Harold, meets Maude, 79, at a funeral and thus begins one of the most unusual, yet truly touching romantic sagas in American pop-culture history. 


About the Company: The York Theatre Company

The mission of The York Theatre Company is:

• to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where underappreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered;

• to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds;

• to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education, and

• to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.

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Roadside  | Open: 03/30/12 Close: 04/01/12
Roadside is a melodic, rip-roaring musical based on a play by Lynn Riggs, whose Green Grow the Lilacs became Oklahoma!

Roadside is a Southwestern love story of mythic proportions about two kissin’, punchin’, cussin’, larger-than-life characters who refuse to settle down and be “house-broke” by the arrival of fences and laws. Premiered at the York in 2001.


About the Company: The York Theatre Company

The mission of The York Theatre Company is:

  • to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where underappreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered
  • to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds
  • to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education
  • to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.
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The Game Of Love  | Open: 05/11/12 Close: 05/13/12
With book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by classical composer Jacques Offenbach, and arrangements and additional music by Nancy Ford (I’m Getting My Act Together…), The Game of Love is based The Anatol Plays by Arthur Schnitzler. This deliciously romantic musical about the frivolities and foibles of love takes place in 19th-century Vienna.  At the center of the piece is Anatol, a  playful Lothario, whose rendezvous with five unique women unfold over the course of this sensuous, melodic romp. New York premiere!


About the Company: The York Theatre Company

The mission of The York Theatre Company is:

• to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where underappreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered;

• to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds;

• to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education, and

• to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.

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The Show Goes On  | Open: 03/16/12 Close: 03/18/12
The Show Goes On is a portfolio of theatre songs from Tom Jones and longtime collaborator Harvey Schmidt, featuring music from timeless classics such as The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Celebration, and many more.  In a rare treat, Tom Jones himself will guide us through the onstage revels, along with Broadway’s Susan Watson, fresh from the hit revival of Follies. You can “try to remember” a more robust and entertaining evening of song... but this is the real thing.  


About the Company: The York Theatre Company

The mission of The York Theatre Company is:

• to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where underappreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered;

• to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds;

• to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education, and

• to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.

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Yank!  | Open: 02/16/10 Close: 04/04/10

Set during World War II, Yank! chronicles the relationship between two servicemen long before “Don’t-ask-don’t-tell” was part of the national discussion.  With a lively score inspired by the pop sounds of the 1940’s, Yank! captures the spirit and exuberance of the era as it explores questions of prejudice, courage and survival. 

Featuring music by Joseph Zellnik and book and lyrics by David Zellnik, Yank! also features music direction by John Baxindine, choreography by Jeffry Denman, set design by Ray Klausen, costume design by Tricia Barsamian and lighting design by Ken Lapham

Yank! is co-produced by Maren Berthelsen, Pamela Koslow, Stuart Wilk, Matt Schicker, Hugh Hayes, Jim Kierstead, Sondra Healy and Shidan Majidi. 

Directed by Igor Goldin, the production features a cast that includes Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers), Ivan Hernandez (Romantic Poetry, The Fantastics) and Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, 110 in the Shade).  Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening), Zak Edwards (Encores! No No Nanette), Todd Faulkner (PBS’ “Wordscape”), Denis Lambert (A Chorus Line), Joseph Medeiros (Guys and Dolls, Grease), David Perlman (Calvin Berger at Barrington Stage), Christopher Ruth (Happy Days at Paper Mill/Goodspeed) and Tally Sessions (South Pacific).

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