York Theatre to Stage You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

News   York Theatre to Stage You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
 
Inspired by the Feinsteins/54 Below concert, the production is set to feature a cast of young actors.
Charlie Brown Snoopy
Charles M. Schulz

The York Theatre Company will stage the Tony-winning musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown this spring, with performances set to begin May 24.

Presented in association with Van Dean of Broadway Records and Sister Productions, the production is inspired by an earlier Feinsteins/54 Below concert that featured actors from Matilda, Evita, Finding Neverland and Newsies. Performances are scheduled to run through June 26 with an official opening night set for June 2.

“This production is based on a concert that was presented at Feinstein's/54 Below by Van Dean of Broadway Records and Jennifer Tepper,” said James Morgan, producing artistic director at The York Theatre Company, in a press statement. “[We are] in the process of putting together a cast of young professional children for this exciting new production which will combine the toy-piano simplicity of the original 1967 Off-Broadway version with additions from the 1999 Broadway revival.” Casting will be announced at a later date.

Kristin Chenoweth in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Kristin Chenoweth in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown features a book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional material by Andrew Lippa. The production will be directed by York’s associate artistic director Michael Unger, with music direction by Eric Svejcar.

The musical reunites the characters of the popular Peanuts comic: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and their regular gang of friends. It was last seen on Broadway in 1999 starring Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth who both won Tony Awards for their roles.

Tickets for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown are priced from $67.50; they will be available beginning March 21 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, Manhattan.)

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