JULY 15 to AUGUST 17, 2013

New Orleans, 1917: Something happened that helped change America’s music forever.

The time, Mardi Gras; the place, Storyville – the red light district, two blocks from the French Quarter.  Saloons, gambling joints, brothels and pervasive political corruption set the scene for a new kind of music.  People fell in love, a world disappeared and the music moved upriver.  Directed by BILL CASTELLINO, with choreography by MERCEDES ELLINGTON and music direction by WILLIAM FOSTER McDANIEL, Storyville is written by playwright ED BULLINS (The Taking of Miss Janie – Obie Award) with music and lyrics by MILDRED KAYDEN (Ionescopade, Call the Children Home).  This New York Premiere musical begins performances at The York Theatre Company on July 15th.

The cast will feature two-time Tony Award® nominee Ernestine Jackson, D.C. Anderson, Cory Bretsch,
Karen Burthwright, Kyle Robert Carter, Dameka Hayes, Michael Leonard James, Leajato Robinson,
Clifton Samuels, Christopher Spaulding, Carl Wallnau, Debra Walton,
NaTasha Yvette Williams and Zakiya Young