Two Encore Performances of Starting Here, Starting Now Reunion Concert Scheduled

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03 Dec 2012

Loni Ackerman
Loni Ackerman

Encore performances of The York Theatre Company's reunion concert staging of Starting Here, Starting Now, Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's hit Off-Broadway musical revue, will be presented Dec. 9 and 16 at 7:30 PM at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's.

With direction by Maltby and music direction by Kevin Stites, the evenings reunite original cast members Loni Ackerman (Cats, Evita), Margery Cohen (Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill) and George Lee Andrews (The Phantom of the Opera).

"The excitement of young love and the confusion of growing up (or is it the other way around?) are explored in Starting Here, Starting Now," according to press notes. "Using songs from their various early musicals (produced or otherwise), from tender ballads to hysterical husband-hunting laments, from wry comments on trendy marriages to ecstatic shouting-from-the-rooftop celebration, Starting Here, Starting Now [is] a bold journey through the maze of relationships." The production debuted in 1976 at Manhattan Theatre Club before transferring to Barbarann Theater Restaurant followed by a Grammy nomination for the original cast album.

Tickets are priced at $74.50 and are available online at yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

For additional information visit the website at yorktheatre.org.