The York Theatre Company presented the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg (York’s Desperate Measures), and music by Stephen Weiner (The Rivals), directed and choreographed by Emily Maltby (York’s Lolita, My Love), with music direction and orchestrations by David Hancock Turner (York’s Cheek to Cheek, Desperate Measures) and vocal arrangements by David Hancock Turner, Steve Delehanty, and Stephen Weiner.
The ten-member cast will feature Philippe Arroyo (Aladdin) as Telemachus
Leah Hocking(Billy Elliot) as Eurycleia
Cooper Howell (Emojiland) as Antinous
Ben Jacoby (Beautiful) as Odysseus
David LaMarr (Jersey Boys) as Mileter
Jacob Alexander Simon (A Chorus Line) as Bassanio
Britney Nicole Simpson (Beauty and the Beast) as Penelope
George Slotin(High Button Shoes) as Haius
Sean Thompson (Sunset Boulevard) as Barius
Maria Wirries(Dear Evan Hansen) as Daphne
with Bebe Browning (Miss Saigon) and Constantine Pappas (Into the Woods).
Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written runs for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, April 24, 2022 at The York’s temporary home, The Theater at St. Jean’s (150 East 76th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Opening Night was Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00PM.
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