Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther Will Star in Reading of New Musical When We Met for the York Theatre Company
By Andrew Gans
The York Theatre Company will kick off its developmental NEO Reading Series with the new musical When We Met Oct. 21 at The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's.
When We Met features a book by Dan Collins and music and lyrics by Julianne Wick Davis, based on an original concept by Davis, Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther.
Directed by Philip Himberg and with music direction by Charity Wicks, the two-member cast stars Wilfert and Winther. Show time is 8 PM.
"What happens when a quantum physicist and animal communicator meet on a disastrous blind date?" press notes ask. "When We Met follows Henry and Maggie – two middle-aged singles – who after a second-chance encounter spend their mismatched relationship wrestling theory, faith, a withholding cocker spaniel, and the most elusive intangible of them all: love."
The reading is free and open to the public with a reservation at The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). For additional information or to make a reservation, visit the readings page at www.yorktheatre.org.
NEO (an acronym for “New, Emerging, Outstanding”) is a yearly York benefit which celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals. The York has recently embarked on a new reading series which focuses on full length works by that year’s NEO writers; it also includes a year-long mentoring program that brings together established writers and upcoming producing partners to help encourage the growth of new works.
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