Last Dance Workshop, Featuring Music of Paul Jabara, Will Feature Jack Noseworthy, Saycon Sengbloh and More
By Michael Gioia
The York Theatre Company in association with Robert D. Wachs will mount a lab workshop of the new disco "revue-sical" Last Dance, featuring the music of singer-songwriter Paul Jabara and a book by Shaun McKenna (Lord of the Rings The Musical), Sept. 20-23.
Helmed by Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark director and creative consultant Philip Wm. McKinley, the cast will include Jack Noseworthy (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Sweet Smell of Success) as Joel, Saycon Sengbloh (Fela!, Hair) as Gaynor, Jill Shackner (Les Miserables) as Suze and Donna Vivino (Wicked) as Dee.
Last Dance, according to producers, "is a tale from the '70s when enough was never enough. A joyful celebration of disco dreams, glitter balls and dangerous delights. It's a story about a time, not so long ago, when a man wrote songs for the woman he thought he'd never lose… 'Disco Forever!'"
Other members of the creative team include choreographer Carol Schuberg (Meet Me in St. Louis) and musical director Wendy Cavett (Mamma Mia!).
Last Dance will be offered Sept. 20-21 at 8 PM, Sept. 22 at 7 PM and 10 PM and Sept. 23 at 3 PM at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (East 54th Street). For more information and tickets, call (212) 935-5820 or visit YorkTheatre.org.
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