Save 50 Years of York Theatre History

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Save 50 Years of York Theatre History

The York Theatre Company has been a mainstay of remarkable off – Broadway productions for years. Located in St. Peter’s Church at the lower level, on Lexington Avenue & East 54 Street, it was severely damaged when a water main break this week caused extensive damage. James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director, said there was up to two feet of water and mud throughout, including the theater lobby, causing severe damage to ceilings, walls, carpeting and the stage. Surprisingly, new seating that had been installed in recent years remained intact.

A major effort is being made to recover archival files, scripts, lighting equipment, costumes, scenery and 50 years of York Theatre history. Many items need replacement. Many are irreplaceable.

Evans Haile, Executive Director, said, “We are closely working with St. Peter’s Church and the City of New York to address the serious issues at hand.” He went on to add, “We will continue our online programming and will be back producing live theater again as soon as we can reopen, pending the pandemic and major repairs. We welcome donations to help get us back on track. “

You can help support the recovery with donations here.

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  • Sandi Durell is Publisher/Editor of www.theaterpizzazz.com/ and has been writing, reviewing, producing, having a voice in the theater, cabaret and entertainment communities for over 25+ years. She is a Voting Member of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; member of the American Theatre Critics Association. Sandi is a producer of Broadway & Hollywood Live! Revues (www.ShaRellProductions.com); has produced numerous Songwriter Events for the American Popular Song Society (APSS – formerly New York Sheet Music Society on which she is a Board member); the benefit CD “Our Heart Sings;” is a producer on the Award winning film “Broadway the Golden Age” (with Rick McKay) and has produced a variety of entertainment events for most of her career. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU – Advisory Board),100+ year old Dutch Treat Club, The Lambs; an occasional theater “angel” and has had a career as a vocalist-performer. Her column can also be found at www.theaterlife.com

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