Susan Stroman, Debra Monk and John Kander Visit the York's Road to Qatar! (Photos)

PlayBlog   Susan Stroman, Debra Monk and John Kander Visit the York's Road to Qatar! (Photos) Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman, Tony Award-winning actress Debra Monk and legendary composer John Kander paid a visit to a recent performance of the new musical The Road to Qatar! at the York Theatre Company.


The work by Stephen Cole and music by David Krane is a "new true musical comedy about two American musical theatre writers commissioned to write a larger-than-life Broadway-style musical for the Emir of Qatar. Surprises abound as the self-professed 'short Jewish writers' soon find themselves traveling the globe in their own version of a madcap Bob Hope/Bing Crosby adventure."

Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway) directs with choreography by Bob Richard (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) and musical direction by David Caldwell (Children of Eden). The five-member cast comprises James Beaman (Spamalot, national tour) as Michael, Keith Gerchak (Finding Nemo, The Musical) as Jeffrey, Bill Nolte (La Cage aux Folles) as Mansour, Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q) as Nazirah and Bruce Warren (The Wizard of Oz) as Farid.

Here is a look at the cast and creators meeting with their celebrity guests:

[caption id="attachment_13584" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Stephen Cole and Debra Monk"]Stephen Cole and Debra Monk[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13585" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="John Kander and Bruce Warren"]John Kander and Bruce Warren[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13586" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="David Krane and Susan Stroman"]David Krane and Susan Stroman[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13587" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="(Top row): David Krane, Susan Stroman. Debra Monk, Bill Nolte and John Kander. (Bottom row): Bruce Warren, Keith Gerchak, James Beaman and Sarah Stiles."](Top row): David Krane, Susan Stroman. Debra Monk, Bill Nolte and John Kander.  (Bottom row): Bruce Warren, Keith Gerchak, James Beaman and Sarah Stiles[/caption]

Performances will continue through Feb. 27 at The Theatre at Saint Peter's.  Visit www.yorktheatre.org.

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