The York Theatre Company Presents
A One-Night Benefit Concert
Monday, October 18, 2021
Book and Lyrics by MIMI TURQUE MARRE
Music by NANCY FORD
Based on The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Music Direction by NANCY FORD
Directed by AUSTIN PENDELTON
7:00 pm Benefit Concert Performance
Dessert and wine immediately following
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 Marre.
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.