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.
Book, Music and Lyrics by
Monday, December 17th, at 7:00 pm
Imagine an alternate universe where Janis Joplin had to navigate the music business in the psychedelic 1960s as an African American woman. Welcome to the world of Quantum Janis. Here, Janis made only one album, quit the music business and bought an old Victorian hotel in San Francisco where she aspired to create a hippie utopia. On this particular night, the audience follows Janis as she chases the famous rock version of herself realizing that she must reconcile her choices in life with her regrets and with a world that abandoned her “summer of love” dream long ago. Can she rekindle her ideals and find a way forward as she enters the autumn years of her life?
Elizabeth Ward Land
(Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
(Mary Poppins, National Tour)
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