Before his death in June, Walsh requested that his long-time friend and collaborator, Baayork Lee, take over directorial duties for the musical. Lee, who co-starred in the original production of A Chorus Line alongside Walsh, most recently re-created Michael Bennett's original choreography and direction for the musical's Broadway revival.
Joining Lee in realizing Walsh's original concept will be Tony Award-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, scenic designer Jesse Poleshuck, costume designer Dona Granata, sound designer David Stollings and celebrated illustrator Robert Risko.
In Greetings from Yorkville, press notes state, "lovers, collaborators, partners in all things, a couple of songwriters from the Midwest arrive in the Big City. From their fifth-floor walkup in Yorkville, they set out to navigate the turbulent waters of show business. Whether it's writing special material, recording CDs, or creating full-length musicals, the pair constantly strives to find new ways to 'get their songs out there.'"
The creators of Greetings from Yorkville, Anya Turner (book and lyrics) and Robert Grusecki (music), also star in the production, which is slated to begin performances Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse Sept. 25.
Greetings from Yorkville officially opens Oct. 4. Tickets are available by calling (212) 691-1555 or by visiting www.sohoplayhouse.com. The SoHo Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street in Manhattan. For further information visit www.Greetingsfromyorkville.com.