The Musical of Musicals Announces Extension

News   The Musical of Musicals Announces Extension The Musical of Musicals — The Musical!, which was a hit this past December for the York Theatre Company and which officially reopened June 10, has announced another extension.

The limited engagement at the York, originally slated to end July 31, will now run through Aug. 29. The original cast of the musical comedy — including authors Rockwell and Bogart and actors Craig Fols and Lovette George — has returned for the show's current run. In a statement York artistic director James Morgan recently said, "We are delighted to be able to bring The Musical of Musicals – The Musical! back. We extended the original run as many times as we could, but had to close for a previously scheduled production. We are very excited that we have been able to re-arrange our current season to allow Musicals to re-open. There has been a great demand for tickets since its initial run, from people who didn’t get to see it – and from those who want to see it a second or third time."

The Musical of Musicals — featuring music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart and a book by Rockwell and Bogart — is a satire of various musical theatre genres. One story is played five times, each in the style of a different musical theatre composer, including Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. The musical was nominated for a 2004 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the CD is now available in stores on the Jay Records label.

The Musical of Musicals plays Monday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM. Tickets, priced $55, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. The York Theatre is located at 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street.