Buddy's Tavern, With Andrea Burns, Wally Dunn, Darius de Haas, Alexander Gemignani, Presented Nov. 13-15
By Andrew Gans
The York Theatre Company's Developmental LAB Series continues Nov. 13-15 with the new musical Buddy's Tavern.
Featuring a book by Raymond De Felitta, music by Kim Oler and lyrics by Alison Hubbard, the cast includes Andrea Burns, Wally Dunn, Darius de Haas, Alexander Gemignani, Jessica Grové, Joe Ricci and Angela DeCicco.
Peter Flynn directs with choreography by Devanand Janki and music direction by Mark Fifer.
Buddy's Tavern is based on the film "Two Family House" (Sundance Award), written and directed by Raymond De Felitta. Winner of the Richard Rodgers Development Award, this new romantic musical, according to press notes, is the "story of an Italian-American factory worker on Staten Island in 1956. Buddy has always wanted his own business - a bar where he can sing his heart out to his customers. Family pressures, race relations, unexpected love, and the struggle to achieve one's dreams, all come alive in this New York premiere musical."
Show times are Nov. 13 at 8 PM, Nov. 14 at 8 PM and Nov. 15 at 2:30 PM at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
Tickets are priced at $15 and may be purchased online at yorktheatre.org, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820.
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