Songwriters confirmed for the first game show include James Ballard, Zoe Sarnak, Benny Gammerman, James Harvey, Robbie Torres and Avi Amon.
Emily McNamara hosts the evening with music direction by Nate Buccieri and Sheila Head as the "annoyingly insistent timekeeper."
Tune in Time, according to press notes, "brings together three teams of composers and lyricists who have never worked together - who must now collaborate to beat the clock! Their task is to write a song for a new Broadway musical, the title of which is picked from a hatful of audience suggestions, in a style determined by a spin of the dreaded 'Genre Wheel' – all within 20 minutes. Tune in Time is an evening of edge-of-your-seat suspense, brain-frying bravery, and Broadway trivia. Each edition features a different roster of musical theater composers and lyricists as well as a panel of celebrity judges who award points based on specific criteria (use of title, adherence to genre and whether they actually wrote a tune in time). Trivia questions also give the contestants an opportunity to earn more points. The final overall score determines the winner."
The York Theatre Company produces with Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields.
General Admission tickets are priced at $20 and can be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.com, by visiting the York Theatre Company Box Office (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820. For additional information visit www.yorktheatre.org.