JANUARY 27 — MARCH 1, 2015

Written by Alan Govenar
Music Supervision by Amy Jones
Directed by Akin Babatundé

The York Theatre Company continued the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns and starred Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody).

Texas in Paris is the musical journey of a man and a woman — one white, one black – invited to France to perform at the Maison des Cultures du Monde. They have never met, have no professional singing experience, and face the challenge of working together and co-existing in an unfamiliar world. Apprehensive of each other, they struggle with preconceptions but forge a surprising spiritual bond that transforms their on-stage performance and their lives. Texas in Paris is a conversation about race between two people who never thought they would ever have that conversation.

The show received four Audelco Award nominations for Musical Production, Director, Actress, and Musical Director. In addition, Lillias White received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her role as Osceola Mays.


Texas in Paris

Lillias White

(Fela, The Life)

Texas in Paris

Scott Wakefield

(Hands on a Hardbody)