MAINSTAGE PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSICAL CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD

November 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022

CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the most famous songs that Irving Berlin composed for the silver screen. Mr. Berlin understood the impact dance had on the public and his melodies, rhythms, and lyrics reflected his love of that art form. Six spectacular performers will perform these magnificent songs and will also tell the stories behind the man who made the music that made the movies dance.

Four-time Tony nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Ain’t Broadway Grand) directs and choreographs an evening featuring an array of classic Berlin tunes from such classic films as Top HatAlexander’s Ragtime BandHoliday InnEaster Parade, White Christmas, and many more!

Previews begin November 24th. Opening Night is December 2, 2021.

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

FROM RUSSIA TO BERLIN: A CENTURY OF IRVING 1888-1989 with Charles Troy

The York Theatre Company is celebrating the legacy of the great American songwriter Irving Berlin with a special four-part virtual multimedia series. Theater historian—and York favorite—Charles Troy returns to NYC with From Russia to Berlin: A Century of Irving 1888-1989. It's a multimedia presentation of Irving Berlin's extraordinary 101-year journey from a poor Russian-Jewish boy to the great American songwriter. The virtual presentations will be available online Monday evenings November 22—December 13, 2021 beginning at 5:30PM.

Musical Theatre Training Program

December 27, 2021 — January 10, 2022

Still thinking of what to get that young performer for the holidays?

The York's got you covered...give them the invaluable gift of training with top professionals with an award-winning, Off-Broadway theater company! Available for high school, college students, and recent graduates.

They’ll join Broadway’s James Ludwig, Kristen Beth Williams, Gerry McIntyre, and more for the MTTP Winter 2022 Intensive. They’ll train with the best and you’ll be helping them start their career off right.

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY WILL ALWAYS STAND FIRMLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY IN SUPPORT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ALL ITS FORMS. WE JOIN THE MEMBERS OF THE THEATRICAL COMMUNITY IN A BELIEF THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER, THAT JUSTICE MATTERS, AND THAT THE FIGHT FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE INVOLVES US ALL.

"So hand in hand we stand and join
The universe in mourning
Straining our vision for a glimpse
Of a new world aborning, a brand new world aborning."
--Micki Grant,
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

A Giant in Musical Theater

It is inevitable but utterly impossible to believe that we have to say goodbye to Stephen Sondheim. Mr. Sondheim—“Steve” to his friends—was a giant in the musical theater in particular, in theater in general, and in art overall. In tandem with Hal Prince, James Lapine, Arthur Laurents, John Weidman, Hugh Wheeler, and other collaborators and in the spirit of his mentor Oscar Hammerstein II, Steve changed the face of the musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what it could be. Those of us at The York Theatre Company are proud of our long association with the man and his work, having produced nine of his shows over the years and presented him with the first Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Musical Theatre; he was a great friend to us as well and a member of our honorary board for more than 35 years. The loss is incalculable.
Godspeed, Steve. Not a day will go by that you will not be part of our lives.

Curious about our new space?

Watch this video to see our Producing Artistic Director, Jim Morgan, give a virtual tour of our temporary, new home at the Theatre at St. Jean's (150 E. 76th Street).

Map of St. Jeans

The flood at St. Peter’s on January 4, 2021…

On January 4, The York Theatre sustained major flood damage due to a water main break. “We are devastated but we will recover…There’s damage everywhere from mud and water. We’re working to recover archival files, scripts, lighting equipment, costumes, scenery—and 50 years of York Theatre history. Computers, carpeting, and some lighting equipment will need replacing; irreplaceable are certain papers and artwork. We ask that you keep us in your thoughts,” said Jim Morgan.

Shortly thereafter, Jim Morgan created a Facebook post and fundraiser which garnered an incredible response. We are deeply moved and grateful to our community of patrons, artists and volunteers for coming together to help the York rebuild after this disaster.

The York Theatre has moved out of its space entirely, putting everything in storage for the time being so the space can be remediated. We look forward to the future with excitement!

Please consider clicking the button below to make a donation to our Flood Fund.

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