Richard Kind, Charles Strouse, Sheldon Harnick Among Opening Night Celebs at Plaid Tidings
Plaid Tidings features a book by Stuart Ross, original Forever Plaid vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder. Ross helms a cast that includes Bradley Beahen, Jose Luaces, Ciaran Mccarthy and John Michael Zuerlein.
Performances run through Dec. 27 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s.
Plaid Tidings, an Off-Broadway musical that has been performed internationally since its 1990 debut, features standards such as "Jingle Bells," "’Twuz the Night B4…," and "The Dreidel Song." The show follows four male singers who are killed in a car crash during the 1950's but return to earth for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams. According to press notes, it also features "audience favorites like their riotous three-minute version of “The Ed Sullivan Show”—this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks, and the Vienna Boys Choir—and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the "Day-O" in "Excelsis!"
The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Michael Magliola (lights), AJ Mattioli (production manager), Mark Martino (consultant), with Meg Friedman (production stage manager) and David Beller (assistant stage manager).
Tickets for the York Theatre production of Plaid Tidings, from $39.50, are on sale by calling (212) 935-5820, online at YorkTheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s, located on East 54th Street, New York.