Ionescopade, A "Musical Vaudeville," Will Play Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company

News   Ionescopade, A "Musical Vaudeville," Will Play Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company
 
The York Theatre Company will present a new production of Ionescopade, a rarely performed "musical vaudeville."

Ionescopade, taken from the works of Eugene Ionesco, features music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden and was originally conceived by Robert Allan Ackerman. The upcoming production will begin performances Jan. 23, 2012, with an official opening night set for Feb. 2 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter’s.

Bill Castellino will direct and choreograph the limited engagement with music direction by Christopher McGovern, scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Nicole Wee and lighting design by Mary Jo Dondlinger.

Casting will be announced at a later time.

Ionesco is famous for his plays The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros, The Chairs and Exit the King (which recently enjoyed a hit revival on Broadway). "Plays, playlets, and poetry by this master of the Absurd transport us into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world’s realities," according to the York.

Tickets are $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820 or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (enter on 54th Street, just east of Lexington).

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