Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story Gets Concert Presentation Aug. 1 at York Theatre

News   Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story Gets Concert Presentation Aug. 1 at York Theatre The York Theatre Company will present a one-night only benefit concert reading of the musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story with book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff Aug. 1.

The York presentation, to benefit the Off-Broadway troupe devoted to new musicals and revivals of classics, will feature the original cast that appeared in Manhattan in 2003.

Following the 7:30 PM concert will be a CD signing of the recently released cast album on the OC (Original Cast) label. The concert benefits the York's Developmental Reading Series which introduces new and formative shows to audiences.

Thrill Me is billed as "the chilling tale of the two legendary thrill-killers who in 1924 committed what was then known as the crime of the century: the unmotivated murder of a young boy."

The concert will feature Christopher Totten as Nathan Leopold and Matthew S. Morris as Richard Loeb. Their performances are preserved on the CD documenting the 2003 production at the Fourth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival, produced by Jim Kierstead. Pianist for the concert will be Eugene Gwozdz.

For more information, visit thrillmethemusical.com. The York Theatre Company is at The Theatre at Saint Peter's, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in the Citigroup building. Tickets for the concert are $25. The CDs are available for $15 each. A special "CD and Ticket Combo Offer" for just $35 is available prior to the concert.

VIP seats to the concert, with an autographed CD and wine reception following with cast and author are $60. Visit the York box office on the lower level at Saint Peter's, or call the box office at (212) 935-5820 or visit www.yorktheatre.org.