Due to the York's reopening of The Musical of Musicals — The Musical! at Dodger Stages, the company has decided to delay previews of Lingoland until Feb. 7. The revue, which spotlights the words of librettist, lyricist and poet Kenward Elmslie, will play through March 20.
With direction by James Morgan, the creative team for Lingoland also includes Jack Lee (music supervisor), Andrew Gerle (music director) and Janet Watson (musical staging). The revue will feature music by Claibe Richardson, Ned Rorem, Jack Beeson, Steven Taylor, Richard Evans and Andrew Gerle.
The York is currently presenting the critically acclaimed Stephen Temperley play Souvenir, which was recently extended to run through Jan. 16, 2005. Vivian Matalon directs the production, which examines the career of vocally challenged coloratura Florence Foster Jenkins (Tony Award winner Judy Kaye) and her relationship with her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon (Jack Lee).
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* The Musical of Musicals — The Musical!, the longest-running show in the York's 35-year history, will begin previews at Dodger Stages, Stage Five, Feb. 2, 2005, with an official opening Feb. 10. Featuring music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart and a book by Rockwell and Bogart, The Musical of Musicals is a satire of various musical theatre genres. One story is played five times, each in the style of a different musical theatre composer or team, including Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Producers are the York Theatre Company, Melanie Herman, W. David McCoy and James Morgan.
Directed and choreographed by Pamela Hunt, the show's original cast will play Stage Five, including Craig Fols, Lovette George and authors Rockwell and Bogart. The design team comprises Mary Jo Dondlinger (lighting), John Carver Sullivan (costumes) and Morgan (set design).