UNEXPECTED JOY - A NEW MUSICAL
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND - Now through May 27!
In Association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu
Listen to this cover of "When Will I Have My Own" by Youtube hit singer Brielle Von Hugel!
Celebrating Women Seven Shows A Week!
The York Theatre Company continues its 2017/18 Season with the New York Premiere of the rousing new musical UNEXPECTED JOY, with book and lyrics by Tony nominated Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens).
Family. Love. Understanding. Unexpected Joy is the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions and a week together where change is in the air. In modern day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her conservative daughter and her rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, the sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams and goals.
Unexpected Joy tackles tolerance, family ties, and the battles we fight to create our own identity. This new musical is a heartfelt and hilarious story that weaves folk-rock, pop, and blues in uniting a family that hasn’t experienced true joy together for decades.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS MOM'S NIGHT AT UNEXPECTED JOY!
Unexpected Joy celebrates mothers of all ages. Come to any Friday night performance of Unexpected Joy and enjoy our specialty cocktail on us (non-alcoholic beverages available for the “expecting” mothers and those under 21).
$67.50 (weekdays & Saturday evenings)
$72.50 (weekend matinees)
Student Tickets: $25
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THE YORK THEATRE'S MAINSTAGE SERIES
The Mainstage Series presents two or three full productions of new musicals by emerging and established authors. In recent years, all have been world, American, or New York premieres. Each production typically runs seven performances per week for five weeks. Some productions have transferred to commercial Off-Broadway or Broadway runs, and many have received further productions in regional, stock, and university theatres. The York's productions have been regularly recognized with Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, OBIE, and Lucille Lortel nominations and awards. Numerous shows have been recorded as original cast albums. Directors, designers, cast, and musicians are drawn from among the best talent on and off-Broadway, whether established or new.