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Opening Night at The York Theatre With Bar Mitzvah Boy

Opening Night at The York Theatre With Bar Mitzvah Boy
Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan

The Jule Styne Celebration Continues! at The York Theatre Company continues with the rare musical Bar Mitzvah Boy.

Ben Fankhauser, Julie Benko, Lori Wilner and Ned Eisenberg

Ben Fankhauser, Julie Benko, Lori Wilner and Ned Eisenberg

Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and book by Jack Rosenthal (Yentl), as adapted by David Thompson(The Scottsboro Boys).

Annette Jolles, Darren R. Cohen

Annette Jolles (Drector) and Darren R. Cohen (Music Director)

Directed by Annette Jolles, with musical direction by Darren R. Cohen,

Julie Benko

Julie Benko

featuring Julie Benko as Lesley Green

Neal Benari, Gerry McIntyre

Neal Benari and Gerry McIntyre

Neal Benari as Rabbi Sherman

Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg as Victor Green

Ben Fankhauser

Ben Fankhauser

Ben Fankhauser as Harold

Tim Jerome

Tim Jerome

Tim Jerome as Grandad

Peyton Lusk

Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk

Peyton Lusk as Eliot Green

Casey Watkins

Casey Watkins

Casey Watkins as Denise

 Lori Wilner

Lori Wilner

and Lori Wilner as Rita Green

Peyton Lusk

Peyton Lusk

Based on Rosenthal’s award-winning 1976 BBC1 teleplay of the same name, Bar Mitzvah Boy is a bittersweet musical comedy about a young Jewish Londoner who runs away from the Bar Mitzvah into which his parents have poured their efforts and their money. Looking at the adult world, Eliot Green doubts if he can cope with being a part of it.

Margaret Styne widow of Jule Styne joins Annette Jolles, Darren R. Cohen and James Morgan with the cast- Ben Fankhauser, Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner, Neal Benari, Ned Eisenberg

Margaret Styne widow of Jule Styne joins Annette Jolles, Darren R. Cohen and James Morgan with the cast- Ben Fankhauser, Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Casey Watkins, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner, Neal Benari and Ned Eisenberg

Originally produced at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End in 1978,Bar Mitzvah Boy is composer Jule Styne’s only musical written expressly for London, and this presentation marks the New York premiere of a new version first presented in London in 2016, with a book adapted by David Thompsonand new songs and lyrics by Black, using previously unheard Styne melodies.

Annette Jolles and Darren R. Cohen with the cast- Ben Fankhauser, Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner, Neal Benari,Ned Eisenberg

Annette Jolles and Darren R. Cohen with the cast- Ben Fankhauser, Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Casey Watkins, Lori Wilner, Neal Benari and Ned Eisenberg

Bar Mitzvah Boy:The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (Entrance on East 54th Street, right off Lexington Ave., until Feb 13th.

Margaret Styne

Margaret Styne

Lori Wilner, James Morgan, Neal Benari

Lori Wilner, James Morgan and Neal Benari

Ben Fankhauser, Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner, Ned Eisenberg, Neal Benari

Ben Fankhauser, Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner, Ned Eisenberg and Neal Benari

Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner, Ned Eisenberg

Tim Jerome, Julie Benko, Peyton Lusk, Lori Wilner and Ned Eisenberg

Peyton Lusk, Casey Watkins

Peyton Lusk, Casey Watkins

Levi Smith, Casey Watkins

Levi Smith, Casey Watkins

Julie Benko, Lori Wilner

Julie Benko, Lori Wilner

Lori Wilner, Ned Eisenberg

Lori Wilner and Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg, Lino Eisenberg,Patricia Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg, Lino Eisenberg and Patricia Eisenberg

 

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