DEVELOPMENTAL READING SERIES

Each year, The York makes a home for 30 to 40 readings of new musicals a year through its Developmental Reading Series. Our strong commitment to developing new work is an important part of what makes The York unique in the musical theatre community. We make it possible for writers to avail themselves of the opportunity to do a developmental reading and to be able to share it with an ever-growing, enthusiastic audience.

Alan Menken with cast and creative team of The York's 2017 Development Reading of "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz."
Alan Menken with cast and creative team of The York's 2017 Development Reading of "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz."

Dear Valued Patron...

Due to an update in policy, we are delighted to announce that we no longer require a suggested donation for advanced reservations to our Developmental Reading Series. In addition, all Developmental Readings are now accessible via invitation only. If you would like to attend future readings in York's Developmental Reading Series, please join our "Readings Invitation List' by clicking the button below.

We kindly remind you that audience attendance is essential to these presentations of new musicals. If you reserve tickets and find yourself unable to attend the presentation, please call the box office at (212) 935-5820, (or email boxoffice@yorktheatre.org) to cancel your reservation.

We thank you for noting this update in our policies, and look forward to seeing you in the theatre very soon.

The Vampire on Poverty Row

A Bella Lugosi/Ed Wood Musical

sunday, September 8th at 2:30 p.m.

Music by
Bob Johnston
Lyrics by
Johnston & Hochhauser
Book by
Jeff Hochhauser

 

The Vampire on Poverty Row tells the story of the famed horror film star Bela Lugosi, who at the end of his long career wound up appearing in three films by transvestite director Edward D. Wood, Jr. Martin Vidnovic and Sam Underwood will play Bella and Ed in a cast that also includes Joseph Harris, Pat McRoberts, Mary Gordon Murray, James Larosa, Jason Pintar, Brittany Santos, and Janine LaManna as Dolores Fuller.

featuring:

Joseph Harris
(Twelfth Night)
Janine LaManna
 (The Drowsy Chaperone)
James LaRosa
 (Saturday Night Fever)
Pat McRoberts
(Miss Saigon)
Mary Gordon Murray
 (Three Tall Women)
Jason Pintar
(Titanic: The Musical)
Brittany Santos
 (The York's The Day Before Spring)
Sam Underwood
(The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Marty Vidnovic 
(King David)

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