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“Cagney” Opening Night

Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden

Cagney, a highly entertaining new musical about the screen’s greatest tough-guy, James Cagney, opened at the York Theatre with Broadway’s Robert Creighton as the legendary star. The fast paced song and dance biography directed by Bill Castellino begins with Cagney at the SAG Awards, where is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Jack Warner, who plucked him from Broadway producing most of his classic movies is there to introducing him at the Gala Celebration. The two, who haven’t seen each other in years, had a challenging relationship. Told in a series of flashbacks, the high spirited evening follows the actor’s life from his humble beginnings on New York City’s Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man to his superstardom in Hollywood.

Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden

Cagney, a highly entertaining new musical about the screen’s greatest tough-guy, James Cagney, opened at the York Theatre with Broadway’s Robert Creighton as the legendary star. The fast paced song and dance biography directed by Bill Castellino begins with Cagney at the SAG Awards, where is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Jack Warner, who plucked him from Broadway producing most of his classic movies is there to introducing him at the Gala Celebration. The two, who haven’t seen each other in years, had a challenging relationship. Told in a series of flashbacks, the high spirited evening follows the actor’s life from his humble beginnings on New York City’s Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man to his superstardom in Hollywood.
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York Producing Artistic Director James Morgan, Judy Kaye
Director Bill Castellino, Choreogrpaher Joshua Bergasse,York Executive Director Andrew Levine, Music/Lyrics Christopher McGovern
Randie Levine Miller, Charles Strouse, Barbara Strouse, Robert R. Blume
Danette Holden, Ellen Zolezzi
Director Bill Castellino
Joshua Ellis, Randie Levine Miller
Cast and Creative Team “Cagney”
Jeremy Benton, Robert Creighton, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden
Bill Castellino, Patricia Birch, Joshua Bergasse
Danette Holden, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi