The York Theatre was part of the early development of Avenue Q

Avenue QAs we’ve been working with the York Theatre in Manhattan, we’ve recently learned that it hosted some of the early versions of Avenue Q, which went on to win 3 Tony Awards and become the 23rd longest running show in Broadway history. After 2,534 performances, Avenue Q closed its Broadway run on Sept 13, 2009. A month later, Avenue Q re-opened off-Broadway at New World Stages.

That really underscores how great it is for Gayland to be headed into an upgraded table read there. The final date for our read should be set soon.

Getting to work on Gayland

10-16-15 Gayland rehearsalJust finished the first rehearsal last night. So great to see Broadway pros treading the boards singing Gayland tunes!

Above: Director Jason Brubaker (right) and Music Director Elijah Caldwell (seated) work with performers Danielle Rhodes and Connor Russell.

 

First Gayland rehearsal at the York Theatre in Manhattan

York LaurelsWe are very fortunate to be working with the York Theatre. Their specialty is developing and producing new musicals. In fact, they got a special Drama Desk Award for their contributions in this area.

So we are very happy to be announcing our first rehearsal for the upcoming Gayland table read at the York. Friday, October 16th, is the big day.

Huzzah for boots on the ground!