Entertaining Revival of Enter Laughing: The Musical opens 50th Anniversary Season at The York.
May 17, 2019: A loving revival of Enter Laughing: The Musical, The York Theatre Company’s 2009 hit Off-Broadway show with music and lyrics by Stan Daniels, opened Thursday evening. The pitch-perfect staging by York veteran, Stuart Ross features top-notch musical direction and choreography by Phil Reno and Jennifer Paulson-Lee, respectively.
The musical kicks off The York’s 50th Anniversary Season and every member of the outstanding cast is excellent. This is a fun-filled evening intended to keep you smiling and laughing throughout.
The ten-member cast features Raji Ahsan (Stage Door) as Pike, Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You) as Angela Marlowe, Dana Costello (Finding Neverland) as Miss B, Ray DeMattis (the original Grease) as Mr. Foreman, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland)as David Kolowitz, Alison Fraser (Falsettos) as Mother, Robert Picardo (“Star Trek: Voyager”) as Father, David Schramm (Finian’s Rainbow) as Marlowe, Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie)as Wanda, and Joe Veale (The Rivals) as Marvin.
Enter Laughing: The Musical is based on Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical novel and Joseph Stein’s stage adaptation, this hilariously tuneful musical careens through the misadventures of a stage-struck teenager, David Kolowitz, who pratfalls his way into manhood via the theatre in 1930s New York City. The show is perfect for anyone who has ever had a dream of stardom and a song in their heart.
The creative team includes James Morgan (sets), Tyler M. Holland (costumes), Ken Billington & Jason Kantrowitz (lights), Julian Evans (sound), and Brooke van Hensbergen (props). The Production Manager and Production Stage Manager is Chris Steckel with Assistant Stage Manager Kayla Santos. The Casting Director is Michael Cassara, CSA.
The York Theatre Company @ St. Peters Church
Now playing and extended through June 16, 2019
For Tickets call the Box Office at (212) 935-5820 or www.yorktheatre.org
May 7 – June 16, 2019
Photography: Barry Gordin, Production Photo: Carol Rosegg