The York Theatre Company's return engagement of the Off-Broadway musical Enter Laughing, which officially opened May 16 following previews that began May 7, has extended its run a second time.
Directed by Stuart Ross with music direction by Phil Reno and choreography by Jennifer Paulson-Lee, the production was originally scheduled through June 9. Performances were previously extended through June 16 and will now continue an additional week through June 23 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s.
The ten-member cast features Raji Ahsan (Stage Door) as Pike, Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You) as Angela Marlowe, Dana Costello (Finding Neverland) as Miss B, Ray DeMattis (the original Grease) as Mr. Foreman, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland) as David Kolowitz, Alison Fraser (Falsettos) as Mother, Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) as Father, David Schramm (Finian’s Rainbow) as Marlowe, Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie) as Wanda, and Joe Veale (The Rivals) as Marvin.
Enter Laughing has a book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stan Daniels. The musical, based on Stein’s play Enter Laughing from the novel by Carl Reiner, careens through the misadventures of starstruck, stagestruck, woman-struck teenager David Kolowitz, who pratfalls his way into manhood via the theatre in 1930s New York City.
The creative team includes set designer James Morgan, costume designer Tyler M. Holland, lighting designers Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz, sound designer Julian Evans, and props designer Brooke van Hensbergen. The production manager and production stage manager is Chris Steckel, with assistant stage manager Kayla Santos. The casting director is Michael Cassara, CSA.
Photos: Inside Rehearsals for Enter Laughing: The Musical Off-Broadway
(Updated June 5, 2019)