RE: THE CITY CLUB An Original Blues & Jazz MusicalAbout the Indisputable Intoxication of Music OPENING: MONDAY, APRIL 23 PREVIEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 3 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22 THEATRE: MINETTA LANE THEATRE 18 Minetta Lane (one block South of West 3rd Street between MacDougal Street and Sixth Avenue)
Public Transportation By Bus: Take the M3, M5 or M10.
By Subway: Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or V train to West 4th Street or the 1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square.
Parking The Minetta Garage is located just around the corner from the theatre, one block north on West 3rd Street between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street. PRODUCED BY: THE CITY CLUB, LP
DIRECTOR: Mitchell Maxwell BOOK BY: Glenn M Stewart
MUSIC & LYRICS BY: James Compton, Tony Demeur & Tim Brown
CHOREOGRAPHER: Lorin Latarro
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Jonathan Lynch FEATURING: KRISTEN MARTIN as Crystal Labelle ANDREW PANDALEON as Chaz Davenport ANA HOFFMAN as Maddy PETER BRADBURY as The Lieutenant KENNY BRAWNER as Parker Brown AUTUMN GUZZARDI as Rose KAITLIN MESH as Lily PATRICK O’NEILL as Jacobus “Jake” Olsen EMILY TYRA as Candy ROBERT J TOWNSEND as Prince Royale
SCENIC DESIGN: Rob Bissinger COSTUME DESIGN: David C Woolard LIGHTING DESIGN: David F Segal SOUND DESIGN: Carl Casella
GENERAL MANAGER: Carol Castelli PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Jason A Quinn
TICKETS: $55 - $90 $25 RUSH: (Day Of - Box Office Only Sales – With Valid Student ID)
SPECIAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCE TICKETS All Preview Days: All seats $39.50; rush will be available during previews as well for $25 (Day Of - Box Office Only Sales – With Valid Student ID)
RESERVATIONS: www.ticketmaster.com1-877-250-2929 PLAYING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays at 7:00pm Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00pm Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm Sundays at 3:00pm & 7:00pm ABOUT “THE CITY CLUB” “THE CITY CLUB” is a twisting noir morality tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sex supported by one of the most seductive blues and jazz scores written for the stage in decades. It is the story of CHARLES “CHAZ” DAVENPORT, a young privileged scion of a spectacularly corrupt family whose vice-like grip on their city is as tight as it is inescapable. The sins of the father have conferred unimaginable wealth on the son. Obsessed with music and the people who write it, play it, sing it and worship it; Chaz has opened The City Club, an oasis of pure and unbridled musical genius, opportunity and escape. The club’s instant success attracts his father’s enemies who bring with them extremely creative and very effective revenge tactics. The universe inside the club spirals as low as the city outside. Absinthe becomes the drink of choice, heroin the desired high and women the most valuable form of currency. What we have here is the forces of good and evil battling it out to a great score.
The city’s name has been withheld to protect the indicted. ABOUT THE SETTING It’s 1934. The Twenty-First Amendment just ended Prohibition; tuition to Harvard University is $410.00 per year; the FBI has recently ended the careers of John Dillinger, Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson; the drought problems in the Midwest have utterly destroyed over 35 million acres of farmland with another 225 million acres in danger; France is on the verge of civil war; Mao Zedong is on the march; Hitler is elected to the German presidency but retains the title of Führer; Puerto Rico is insisting on statehood; the Dionne quintuplets are born in Ontario; Congress creates the FCC; Al Capp creates ‘Li’l Abner’; F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes ‘Tender Is the Night’; Fanny Brice opens in ‘The New Ziegfeld Follies’ at the Winter Garden Theatre; the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series and over 10,000 African-Americans leave the Mississippi Delta on the Illinois Central Railroad for the North where they arrive with their music – the Blues - the singularly most influential style of music within the last 100 years.
It is the fusion of the Blues with the North’s Jazz that most energizes this musical.
Andrew Pandaleon & Kristen Martin Photo by: Instilled Images
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 02:02
Nancy Anderson In New Show At The York!
Written by PRESS RELEASE
Monday, 02 January 2012 19:27
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CASTING FOR
“ I O N E S C O P A D E ”
A MUSICAL VAUDEVILLE
REHEARSALS BEGIN TODAY
PREVIEWS BEGIN JANUARY 23
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR FEBRUARY 2
New York, NY – The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan.- Producing Artistic Director) today announced complete casting for their upcoming mainstage production of Ionescopade, “A Musical Vaudeville,” which begins rehearsals today, including Nancy Anderson (Kiss Me Kate, PBS), who makes her return to the York’s stage. The full cast also includes Paul Binotto (Enter Laughing, The Musical), Samuel Cohen (Oh, Calcutta!), David Edwards (The Fantasticks), Leo Ash Evens (West Side Story, London), Susan J. Jacks (Forbidden Broadway), and Tina Stafford (I Married Wyatt Earp). Ionescopade will begin performances January 23, 2012, with an official opening night set for February 2 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter’s on 54th St, just east of Lexington Avenue.
Ionescopade, taken from the works of Eugene Ionesco, features music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden and was originally conceived by Robert Allan Ackerman. Ionescopade will be directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino, with music direction by Christopher McGovern, scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Nicole Wee, and lighting design by
Mary Jo Dondlinger. Casting is by Carol Hanzel.
Marking their year-long “Celebration of Off-Broadway," York presents a new look at this entertainment based on the works of the prolific and influential absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco, famous for his plays The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros, The Chairs and Exit the King (which recently enjoyed a hit revival on Broadway).
Plays, playlets, and poetry by this Master of the Absurd transport us into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world’s realities. Ionescopade, a musical vaudeville, premiered Off-Broadway in 1974, directed by Mr. Ackerman, and ran for almost a year at various theatres in New York City.