The York Theatre Company launches its “New2NY” Series with a concert presentation of the musical Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, with Book and Lyrics by Will Holt and Tom Sawyer beginning Nov. 1.
Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, press notes state, "begins with JFK’s days at Harvard through his assassination in Dallas, Jack dramatizes the life and career of JFK, while focusing on a central conflict– Jack’s fight to become his own man despite a difficult relationship with his power-obsessed father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Jack examines the triumphs as well as the shadows of the Kennedy legacy leading to the tragic event which continues to resonate with all of us 5o years later."
The cast of Jack features Patrick Cummings in the title role with Jessica Grove as former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The cast also features Frank Anderson, Wilson Bridges, Julia Johanos, Anne Kanengeiser, Erick Pinnick, Lauren Sterling, Debra Walton, and William Zeffiro. Stephen Lee Anderson has replaced the previously announced Walter Charles.