Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Leah Horowitz, Joseph Kolinski, Deborah Tranelli and More Set for York Theatre Company Musical Readings
21 Jan 2014
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka
The York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series will continue Jan. 23-24 with readings of two new musicals, Love in Our Language and Swing Wings.
Both readings will be held at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of five dollars.
Details for the readings follow:
Jan. 23 at 3 PM and 8 PM Love in Our Language A Musical Play Adapted from "Love in Our Language," a book by Judy Goetz Sanger Book and lyrics by Judy Goetz Sanger Music by Howard Marren Directed by Terry Berliner Music direction by Lawrence Yurman
Love In Our Language is a "play with music, a personal view of two love stories, and of the subtleties of language between lovers in two cities; New York and London. Do they speak the same language? What do any of us understand when we fall in love? The world in which these lovers exist is like the climate in Harriet Friedlander's greenhouse -- needing to be 'just so,' for love to thrive. The luck of sharing a lifetime, with one person who understands you completely, is the greatest gift of all."
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Jan. 24 at 3 PM Swing Wings A New Musical Book and lyrics by William Schermerhorn Music by Milton Delugg and Mary Ehlinger Directed by Randy Redd Music direction by Adam Podd
The seven-member cast features Will Burton, Liam Forde, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Johnny Kinnaird, Ian Lowe, Taylor Rathus and Haley Swindal.
Swing Wings is "based on the World War II experiences of songwriters Frank Loesser, Milton Delugg and the fresh-faced Army Air Corps musicians who created the era’s signature radio broadcasts. In a time of patriotic sacrifice, they forged a bond that could not be broken. The military marches to a beat; these boys made it swing."
Reservations can be made by visiting the website at www.yorktheatre.org, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.