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THE ARGYLE THEATRE


Miracle on 34th Street

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

Music Direction by Jeff Cox

Associate Music Direction by Jeff Lodin

Choreography by Valerie Wright

Directed by Evan Pappas

Opening Night set for November 16th, 2019

Performances run through December 29th, 2019


Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical, a holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson. Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heartwarming musical is perfect for the family this holiday season!


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PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE


Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics and Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

New Book by Douglas Carter Beane

Music Direction by Michael Borth

Choreographed by Joann M. Hunter

Directed by Mark S. Hoebee

Opening Night set for November 20th, 2019

Performances run through December 29th, 2019


This enchanting, Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the beloved musical will put a spell on audiences of all ages. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderellashowcases some of the songwriting duo’s loveliest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists. Add a dash of fairytale romance, magical onstage transformations, and the iconic pumpkin and glass slippers—and you’re guaranteed to have a ball!

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That Physics Show

at The Playroom Theatre

​in rep with That Chemistry Show

Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, That Physics Show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live - a world controlled by physics. You've never seen anything like this before!


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That Inventions Show 

at The Playroom Theatre

in rep with That Chemistry Show and That Physics Show


Presented in association with “The Museum of Interesting Things” and its founder Denny Daniel, traces the history of inventions from 1850 to the present and includes hands-on demonstrations of the first sound recordings, early projections and film, steam engines, telephones, ingenious toys and a multitude of other electric, electronic and mechanical inventions that have led to our current world.


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HOUSES ON THE MOON


The Santa Closet

​Written and Performed by Jeffrey Solomon

Directed by Joe Brancato and Emily Joy Weiner

Opening Night set for December 3rd, 2019

Limited engagement through December 22nd, 2019


​​In THE SANTA CLOSET, little Gary's gender atypical gift request, sent to the North Pole, is denied.  A series of subsequent heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet … right into the center of a heated culture war. Jeffrey Solomon, a theatrical documentarian in the mold of Anna Deveare Smith, lovingly sends up the form, purporting to have interviewed – and portraying – all the key players in the scandal known as “Santa-Gate.” 

 THE SANTA CLOSET was inspired by the debate about discussing LGBTQ issues with children. Originally titled Santa Claus is Coming Out, the solo play debuted Off-Broadway in 2009 at The Kirk on Theatre Row.  The New York Times called the play "A delightful surprise. This isn't a clumsy parody, but a sensitive, imaginative tale that really is about a boy's realization that he is different. Mr. Solomon portrays an amazing range of characters, all of them beautifully." Out magazine and Broadway World called the play “brilliant” and "hilarious." The play had an acclaimed run the following year at The Diversionary in San Diego, and has been performed seasonally in theaters across the country – such as The Celebration Theatre and Theatre Asylum & Lab in Los Angeles, and The Theatre Project in Baltimore – since. 

 This production of THE SANTA CLOSET is the premiere of an updated version of the play.  Says Mr. Solomon, “There have been great advances in LGBTQ rights and increased visibility in the past decade, and this is now reflected in the play.  However, in many ways, discussing queer issues with children in much of the country is taboo. And of course, as of yet, there are still no queer main characters on any show or movie for young children. THE SANTA CLOSET imagines what would happen if this conversation was forced upon us, by literally having it come down our chimneys.”  


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THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY


Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Music Direction by Greg Jarrett

Choreography by Gerry McIntyre

Directed and Conceived by Gerald Alessandrini

Opening Night set for December 5th, 2019

Limited engagement through December 29th, 2019


​​Join The York for the Off-Broadway premiere of Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston , an unforgettable evening in the theater featuring a collection of songs from the two-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist. The genius of Yeston's songs—intricate yet emotional, cerebral yet romantic, clever yet unendingly melodic—is coupled with an outstanding cast for a memorable evening showcasing the myriad sides of the writer's repertoire. Showstoppers from Nine,   Grand Hotel, Titanic, Phantom , and Death Takes a Holiday intertwine with premieres of new songs from the Yeston songbook to show off his immense breadth of style—from the hilarious to the deeply moving.


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That Chemistry Show

​at The Playroom Theater

​in rep with That Physics Show


A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste...Yes! All these and more comprise That Chemistry Show, 80 minutes of incredible exploration led by long-time "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash. Get ready for amazement and lots of laughter as Borislaw combines the world of chemistry and the world of show business. Your own world will never be boring again! 


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