Rachel York Plans August Gershwin & Friends Concert with Michael Feinstein

Cabaret & Concert News   Rachel York Plans August Gershwin & Friends Concert with Michael Feinstein
She recently starred in a workshop of the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels.
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Having completed a featured role in the January 2017 workshop of the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels, Broadway star Rachel York is currently in the midst of a concert tour that will take her to Florida, California, Washington, and elsewhere.

On August 19 she will appear with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops in a salute to composer George Gershwin, titled Gershwin and Friends.

York, who was on Broadway most recently in 2016’s Disaster!, told Playbill previously, “It’s been an exciting 2017. I am currently in the middle of a ten-city tour with symphonies around the country. It’s been a joy and privilege sharing the stage with such terrific orchestras. I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that the musicals Head Over Heels and Little Dancer make their way to Broadway. I had the great pleasure of working on both shows in recent months and they are both truly awesome."

York earned a 1996 Drama Desk Award for her performance in Victor/Victoria. Other Broadway credits include Fantine during the original run of Les Misérables, as well as City of Angels, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She also appeared in Ahrens & Flaherty’s Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center and starred opposite Betty Buckley in Sag Harbor and Los Angeles stagings of Grey Gardens.

Here is her upcoming live appearance schedule:

June 29 An Evening with Rachel York, Hilton Bonnet Creek/Waldorf Astoria, Orlando, Florida. York performs a special private concert for members of the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning during the final evening of their annual conference.

August 3–13 42nd Street at Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston. York will star as Dorothy Brock in the Waltham, Massachusetts, production of the Tony Award-winning backstage musical. Songs include "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "We're in the Money," "I Only Have Eyes for You," and "Lullaby of Broadway." Tom Wopat co-stars as director Julian Marsh.

August 19 Gershwin & Friends with Pasadena Pops. York teams up with Michael Feinstein as he conducts the Pasadena Pops orchestra in an evening of great tunes by Gershwin, Bernstein, Kern, and others. The concert is part of the Summer Pops Concert Series.

September 23 The Music of James Bond and More with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. York sings favorite 007 movie theme songs with the ASO under the baton of conductor Ronald Demkee. Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Call 610-432-6715.

October 21 Classic Broadway with Long Bay Symphony, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Conductor Michael Krajewski leads York, Lisa Vroman, and Doug LaBrecque in a tribute to the great songwriters of Broadway, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin.

December 8-10 Holiday Pops with Seattle Symphony, Seattle, Washington. York celebrates the season with Darius de Haas and conductor Stuart Chafetz in a holiday concert that will also feature the University of Washington Chorale.

December 15-17 Holiday at Peace at the Peace Center, Greenville, South Carolina. York returns as featured guest soloist for for Greenville Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday concert. December 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM, December 17 at 3 PM. Tickets go on sale September 5.

For more information on York, visit RachelYork.net.

Here is a rehearsal clip of York performing with Christian Borle and the cast of the Encores! 2014 concert performance of Little Me:

York has been a special guest performer on Playbill Broadway on the High Seas cruises. And Playbill Travel is now booking Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 2017, also featuring Carmen Cusack, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Seth Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Cabins are available for Playbill’s Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, Santino Fontana and Rudetsky. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.


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