Life of Hollywood's James Cagney Explored in New Musical Cagney, Opening in NYC Tonight

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The York Theatre Company's production of the new musical Cagney officially opens May 28 at 7 PM following previews that began May 19 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.
Danette Holden, Jeremy Beneton, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi, Josh Walden
Danette Holden, Jeremy Beneton, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi, Josh Walden Carol Rosegg
Robert Creighton
Robert Creighton

Robert Creighton stars as legendary Hollywood tough guy James Cagney with Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden and Ellen Zolezzi.

Directed by Bill Castellino with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Matt Perri, performances will continue through June 21.

Cagney features a book by Peter Colley with music and lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern.

Cagney, according to the York, "follows the actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man to his superstardom in Hollywood. In this insightful and surprising musical journey, a brand-new original score filled with show-stopping song and dance numbers is augmented by George M. Cohan songs. Cagney was the consummate performer who could do it all – sing, dance, play the bad guy, the good guy, the patriot, the gangster; Broadway’s Robert Creighton leads a cast of six in this exciting new musical."

The creative team includes James Morgan (sets), Amy Clark (costumes), Brian Nason (lighting), Janie Bullard (sound), Mark Pirolo (projections) and Carol Hanzel (casting). The production stage manager is Larry Smiglewski with assistant stage manager Arthur Atkinson.

Tickets, priced $67.50, may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

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