Rehearsals are underway for the return engagement of York Theatre Company's Enter Laughing: The Musical, presented in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Directed by Stuart Ross with music direction by Phil Reno and choreography by Jennifer Paulson-Lee, performances are scheduled for May 7–June 9 with an official opening May 16 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
The ten-member cast features Raji Ahsan (Stage Door) as Pike, Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You) as Angela Marlowe, Dana Costello (Finding Neverland) as Miss B, Ray DeMattis (the original Grease) as Mr. Foreman, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland) as David Kolowitz, Alison Fraser (Falsettos) as Mother, Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) as Father, David Schramm (Finian’s Rainbow) as Marlowe, Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie) as Wanda, and Joe Veale (The Rivals) as Marvin.
Flip through rehearsal photos below:
Photos: Inside Rehearsals for Enter Laughing: The Musical Off-Broadway
Enter Laughing: The Musical has a book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stan Daniels. The musical, based on Stein’s play Enter Laughing from the novel by Carl Reiner, careens through the misadventures of starstruck, stagestruck, woman-struck teenager David Kolowitz, who pratfalls his way into manhood via the theatre in 1930s New York City.