The Times Concerts, with Leeds and Murney, Begin Jan. 15

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Jordan Leeds and Julia Murney head the cast of the York Theatre Company's staged concerts of the new musical The Times, beginning Jan. 15.
Julia Murney and Jordan Leeds in rehearsal The Times
Julia Murney and Jordan Leeds in rehearsal The Times Photo by Ben Strothmann

Brad Ross (Little By Little) penned the score to the intimate musical that has book and lyrics by Kleban Award winner Joe Keenan ("Frasier," "Desperate Housewives"). Philip William McKinley directs the concerts that are presented through Jan. 17. Ross serves as musical director. Leeds (Sunset Boulevard, I Love You, You're Perfect...) portrays Ted opposite Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party, Lennon) as his wife Liz.

The Times also features Heather Ayers (Young Frankenstein), Sarah Jane Everman (Shrek, The Apple Tree), Mary Gordon Murray (Into the Woods, Footloose), Bill Nolte (The Producers, Amour), Robb Sapp (Shrek, Enter Laughing, The Musical) and Jim Stanek (Little Women, Lestat).

The Times is described as a "bittersweet comedy charting the course of a marriage through good times, bad times and The New York Times. Liz, an actress, and Ted, a writer, begin their New York love story in 1973 and see their relationship evolve over the course of 17 years through the eyes of their friends and rest of the world — with the help of a familiar newspaper that brings the stories of their lives together."

For tickets, priced $37.50, phone (212) 935-5820 or visit YorkTheatre.

The York Theatre Company's Theatre at St. Peters is located on 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue.

The cast of <i>The Times</i> in rehearsal
The cast of The Times in rehearsal Photo by Ben Strothmann
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