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York Theatre Company presents off-Broadway premieres of Midnight at the Never Get and Christmas in Hell
Mainstage productions are scheduled to run at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's in fall 2018.
York Theatre Company has confirmed two new Mainstage productions as part of its 2018-2019 season, to be staged at the company's off-Broadway home at Saint. Peter's in East Manhattan.
From October 2 to November 4, 2018, York presents the off-Broadway premiere of new musical Midnight at the Never Get, featuring book, music, and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick and directed by Max Friedman. Midnight at the Never Get is co-conceived by Sam Bolen, and presented by arrangement with Visceral Entertainment and Mark Cortale Productions.
Synopsis: "Midnight at the Never Get tells the story of singer Trevor Copeland and songwriter Arthur Brightman who have the perfect New York romance, and that’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called Midnight—a nightclub act where Trevor sings Arthur’s love songs with their male pronouns intact. But, as the lovers hurtle towards the end of the decade, they find themselves caught in a passion they can’t control and a political revolution they don’t understand. Featuring a seductive score inspired by the Great American Songbook, Midnight at the Never Get is a sultry meditation on identity, memory, and enduring romance."
Midnight at the Never Get was first produced as part of the New York Musical Festival in 2016 and went on to be staged as a fully immersive club venue experience in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 2017. An Opening Night for the York Theatre Company premiere is set for October 11.
From December 4 to 30, 2018, York's second Mainstage production will be the premiere of new musical comedy Christmas in Hell, featuring book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino.
Synopsis: "Looking for a sweet, wholesome holiday musical? Well, this ain’t it! On Christmas Eve, little 6-year-old Davin is mistakenly taken down to Hell. When he returns, not only has he missed Christmas, but he is devilishly changed. To set things right, his father embarks on a bizarre odyssey that eventually leads him down to Hell itself where he makes a wager with Lucifer he can’t possibly win. Christmas in Hell is a wild, irreverent and surprisingly touching musical comedy about the absurd lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love."
Opening Night is scheduled for December 9, 2018.
Casting and additional creative team information for both productions will be announced shortly.
(Photo by Jeremy Daniel)