The award-winning York Theatre Company ended its limited engagement of THE TIMES on January 17, 2010. The production was presented as part of the York's New2NY series.
THE TIMES is a bittersweet comedy charting the course of a marriage through good times, bad times and The New York Times. Liz, an actress, and Ted, a writer, begin their New York love story in 1973 and see their relationship evolve over the course of 17 years through the eyes of their friends and rest of the world--with the help of a familiar newspaper that brings the stories of their lives together. The Times features book and lyrics by Kleban Award winner Joe Keenan ("Frasier," "Desperate Housewives") and music by Brad Ross (Little by Little).
The production featured Jordan Leeds (Sunset Boulevard, original cast I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) as Ted and Julia Murney (Wicked, MTC's The Wild Party) as Liz. Also featured, Heather Ayers (Young Frankenstein), Sarah Jane Everman (Shrek, The Apple Tree), Mary GorDon Murray (Into the Woods, Footloose), Bill Nolte (The Producers, Amour), Robb Sapp (Shrek; Enter Laughing, The Musical) and Jim Stanek (Little Women, Lestat). Philip Wm. McKinley (The Boy From Oz, The Most Happy Fella) directed the show, while composer Brad Ross was its musical director.
The York Theatre Company was nominated for five 2009 Drama Desk Awards, four Lucille Lortel Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Drama League Awards for its productions of Enter Laughing, The Musical and My Vaudeville Man! last season. York Theatre Company is one of the only companies in the city committed to developing and producing new Musical Theatre Works and rediscovering musical gems from the past. Winner of a special Drama Desk Award for developing and producing new musical theatre, York's intimate, imaginative style of producing both original and classic musicals has resulted in critical acclaim and recognition from artists and audiences alike for almost four decades. Under the guidance of Artistic Director James Morgan since 1997, the York has focused exclusively on new musicals in its Mainstage Series-most of them world, American or New York premieres-by some of the field's most esteemed creators and has also helped launch the careers of many talented new writers.
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James Morgan (Producing/Artistic Director) starts the evening
The Cast of "The Times"-Robb Sapp, Heather Ayers, Jim Stanek, Bill Nolte, Julia Murney, Jordan Leeds, Mary GorDon Murray, Sarah Jane Everman
James Morgan,Robb Sapp, Heather Ayers, Jim Stanek, Bill Nolte, Julia Murney, Jordan Leeds, Mary GorDon Murray, Sarah Jane Everman, front row-Joe Keenan (Book and Lyrics), Philip Wm. McKinley (Director), Brad Ross (Composer/Musical Director)
Bill Nolte and Mary GorDon Murray
Heather Ayers, Bill Nolte, Mary GorDon Murray, Sarah Jane Everman
James Morgan, Sarah Jane Everman, and Mary GorDon Murray
Philip Wm. McKinley
Jim Stanek and Robb Sapp
Jordan Leeds and Julia Murney
Jordan Leeds, Julia Murney and Brad Ross
Sarah Jane Everman, Philip Wm. McKinley, and Heather Ayers
James Morgan and Philip Wm. McKinley
Jim Stanek, Robb Sapp, Margery Jassy, Everett Jassy (Board of Directors of The York Theatre), Heather Ayers, and Sarah Jane Everman
Jim Stanek, Joe Keenan, Brad Ross, Heather Ayers, Everett Jassy, Margery Jassy, front row-Robb Sapp, Sarah Jane Everman and Jordan Leeds