The York Theatre Company, which is under the leadership of producing artistic director James Morgan and executive director Andrew Levine, has announced casting for the world premiere of the new musical Inventing Mary Martin, which will begin performances at the Off-Broadway venue April 15 prior to an official opening April 27.
Conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, the production will continue through May 18.
Inventing Mary Martin, according to the York, is a new "multi-media musical revue celebrating the life and career of one of Broadway’s greatest stars, Mary Martin, who created leading roles in One Touch of Venus, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, becoming one of the most glamorous and beloved stars of the American musical theatre. In this musical revue, four fabulous performers, none of whom actually plays Mary (who could?) take us on her amazing journey from naive but ambitious Texan to movie star to Broadway legend, reinventing herself constantly along the way."
The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Patricia McGourty (costumes), Mary Jo Dondlinger (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), Justin West (projections), James Maloof (props) and Geoff Josselson (casting). The production stage manager is Bernita Robinson with assistant stage manager Jackie Cookfair.
Performances will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM.
Tickets, priced $67.50, may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
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