BLUE ROSES: A ONE-NIGHT ONLY CONCERT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021
Join us for the New York Concert Premiere of the New Musical Blue Roses. Tennessee Williams’ legendary play The Glass Menagerie takes on new musical life in the form of Blue Roses. The classic story of a frustrated writer and his memories of his overbearing mother, his troubled sister, and the gentleman caller who will shatter their world is transformed into a haunting new musical from the team of composer Nancy Ford Charles (I’m Getting My Act Together…) and lyricist and librettist Mimi Turque.
Under the direction of Austin Pendleton (Fiddler on the Roof) and featuring Anita Gillette (Moonstruck), Piper Goodeve (Anne of Green Gables), Jeff Kready (Tootsie), and Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Blue Roses makes its New York concert premiere at the York.
Tickets from the 2020 on-sale will be honored; ticket holders will be contacted by a York staff member.
Blue Roses: A One-Night Concert 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.
THE Oscar Hammerstein SILENT AUCTION
The Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Silent Auction is starting early this year! Beginning on October 1st, auction items will populate our online auction portal, and everyone is welcome to partake in the fun. Be sure to check back often as we continue to update our item list.
The online auction CLOSES on October 31st at NOON, but the silent auction will remain open to Gala attendees as a LIVE SILENT auction on Monday, November 1st at The Edison Ballroom. That means all the last action and final bids will be happening IN PERSON after the online portion of our auction has already closed. If you’d like to ensure an item WIN and join us in a fabulous evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment, be sure to reserve your ticket for the Gala. For more information on the Gala, CLICK HERE.
The Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 2021
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021
The York Theatre Company will honor the award-winning legendary songwriting team of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and Elisa Loti Stein with the 2021 Founder's Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47thStreet). The VIP Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a concert and award ceremony at 8:00 p.m
MAINSTAGE PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSICAL CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD
November 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Music & Lyrics: IRVING BERLIN
Book: BARRY KLEINBORT
Musical Director: DAVID HANCOCK TURNER
Conceived, Choreographed, & Directed by: RANDY SKINNER
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 Hat, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Holiday Inn, Easter Parade, White Christmas, and many more!
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.
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."
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
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).
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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