There will be a week of rehearsals prior to the read, directed by Jason Brubaker, working with music director Elijah Caldwell. It’s been a long and circuitous route from the New Orleans 2013 Fringe Festival to getting our toe in the water in New York in 2015 with the York Theatre. And we’re so happy to be taking this step!
As 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.
Pop those corks, ladies and gentlemen! We met with Jim Morgan, Artistic Director at the York Theatre today. Gayland has been upgraded from “table read” to “29-hour read.” “29-hour read” means a table read with more extensive preparation. Also, it will be on the main stage at the York Theatre.
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!