Performances of the new musical, which features book and lyrics by Stephen Cole and music by David Krane, based on an actual adventure, will begin Jan. 25, 2011, and continue through Feb. 27 at The Theatre at Saint Peter's. Opening night is set for Feb. 3, 2011. Casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.
The Road to Qatar, according to the York, is a "new true musical comedy about two American musical theatre writers commissioned to write a larger-than-life Broadway-style musical for the Emir of Qatar. Surprises abound as the self-professed 'short Jewish writers' soon find themselves traveling the globe in their own version of a madcap Bob Hope/Bing Crosby adventure."
Tickets are $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (enter on 54th Street, just east of Lexington).