The York Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Inventing Mary Martin, which began previews at the Off-Broadway venue April 15, has extended its run prior to its official opening April 27.
Conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, the production was originally scheduled to conclude May 18; performances will now continue through May 25.
The four-member cast comprises Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday, Jason Graae and Emily Skinner with Bob Renino on bass and Perry Cavari on drums. The production also features music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg and co-direction and choreography by Bob Richard.
In related news, following the April 19 matinee, there will be a talkback with Heller Halliday, daughter of Mary Martin, and Preston Hagman, Ms. Martin's grandson and son of Larry Hagman. Tickets purchased for the matinee performance include the post-show discussion.
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 are 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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