|ONE NIGHT ONLY: The York Theatre Company Presents "Remembering Jerry Herman" starring Broadway's Lee Roy Reams on Sept 20 at 7PM|
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|WELL, WELL…HELLO, LEE ROY!
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
BROADWAY'S LEE ROY REAMS
IN HIS NEW SOLO CABARET SHOW
REMEMBERING JERRY HERMAN
CELEBRATING THE LEGENDARY COMPOSER
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 AT 7:00PM
AT YORK'S NEW TEMPORARY HOME
THE THEATRE AT ST. JEAN'S, 76TH & LEXINGTON
New York, NY - Well, Well…Hello, Lee Roy! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director) presents Broadway's Lee Roy Reams in his new solo show _Remembering Jerry Herman *, celebrating his collaboration with the late great musical theater legend. Audiences will hear glorious songs and outrageous stories from shows that include La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly!, and more. Music Director is Alex Rybeck. ONE NIGHT ONLY, Monday, September 20, 2021 at The York's new temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean's (150 East 76th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Remembering Jerry Herman has replaced the previously announced York 50th Anniversary Concert_, which has been postponed to a later date.
Lee Roy Reams won critical acclaim as Roger DeBris on Broadway and National Companies of Mel Brooks' hit musical The Producers (Helen Hayes, Carbonell and Las Vegas Life Awards). The New York Times hailed him as "Broadway's song & dance man nonpareil" for his leading roles: Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (Tony & Drama Desk nominations), Lumière in Beauty & The Beast, Albin/Zaza in La Cage aux Folles, Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! and Henry Spotford in Lorelei (both starring Carol Channing), Duane in Applause starring Lauren Bacall, An Evening with Jerry Herman, Will Parker in Richard Rodgers' Lincoln Center revival of Oklahoma!, and Sweet Charity starring Gwen Verdon. On Broadway, he directed Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing (Tony nomination for Best Revival) and An Evening with Jerry Herman. He has also directed Anything Goes starring Chita Rivera, productions of Hello, Dolly! starring Madeline Kahn, JoAnne Worley, Michele Lee, Leslie Uggams and (in Paris) Nicole Crosile, Singin' in the Rain, and numerous productions of 42nd Street. Favorite TV appearances include "Jerry Herman at the Hollywood Bowl" (PBS and Bravo), "Show Boat" (PBS), "In Performance at the White House" (PBS), three Tony Awards shows, and "Night of 100 Stars II." His concert and cabaret (Bistro Award) appearances have taken him around the world. He received the Friars Club 2009 Thespian of the Year Award and is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, CCM/University of Cincinnati.
York Member tickets are now on sale and are priced at $40. General Admission tickets go on sale beginning Wednesday, August 25 and are priced at $45. Tickets may be purchased by visiting Ovation tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1076496 , or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820, Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 6:00PM.
For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.
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The York Theatre Company offers the York! Membership Program, an exclusive membership package for as low as $75.00-with elite benefits that include up to 35% off tickets to York Theatre Productions, exclusive Member pre-sale opportunities, 50% off on all lobby concessions, 20% off on all lobby merchandise, discounts at local restaurants and parking garages, in addition to special Member-only receptions. The York also offers a York Plus! Membership Program with additional perks, including complimentary tickets to Mainstage productions and invites to several VIP-only presentations throughout the season. York Memberships can be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org/membership .
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The York Theatre Company is the only theatre in New York City-and one of very few in the world-dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals and preserving neglected, notable shows from the past. For over four decades, York's intimate, imaginative style of producing both original and classic musicals has resulted in critical acclaim and recognition from artists and audiences alike. Under the guidance of Producing Artistic Director James Morgan since 1997, The York has focused on new musicals in its Mainstage Series-most of them world, American, or New York premieres-by some of the field's most esteemed creators and has also helped launch the careers of many talented new writers. Well over 40 cast recordings from York Theatre Company productions are now available on CD, including its acclaimed revival of Closer Than Ever (2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival); commercial transfers of such York premieres as The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Souvenir (Tony Award Nomination for actress Judy Kaye), and Jolson & Company, and revivals of Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd (four Tony Nominations including Best Revival) have all showcased the importance of The York and its programs. Recent New York premieres have included Marry Harry, A Taste of Things to Come, and Rothschild & Sons. The critically acclaimed musical Yank! received its Off-Broadway debut at The York in 2010, and subsequently to rave reviews in London-as did York's Rothschild & Sons. The hit musical Cagney received its York premiere in 2015, transferring to the Westside Theatre for over 15 months. In 2017, Desperate Measures received a total of 15 award nominations (and three wins) that included "Best Musical" from the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Off-Broadway Alliance and subsequently transferred across town to New World Stages. The York is the recipient of a special Drama Desk Award for "Developing and Producing New Musicals" and, more recently, a special Outer Critics Circle Award for "50 Years of Producing New and Classic Musicals." The York is producing at The Theatre at St. Jean's due to a flood in their home of 30 years at Saint Peter's Church in January 2021.
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