Waitlist for Unexpected Joy: A Developmental Reading
New York, NY
Join the wait list for:
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Janet Hood
Director: Sheryl Kaller
Music Director: Jodie Moore
Saturday, June 22nd at 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 26th at 4:00pm
Friday, June 28th at 1:00pm
Co-producers: The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director and Andrew Levine, Executive Director) and Jim Kierstead (Kinky Boots, Pippin, Yank!)
Cast: Annie Golden (Xanadu, Assassins), Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next to Normal), Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change) and actress-vocal arranger AnnMarie Milazzo (Spring Awakening, Carrie).
Three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions and a week together where change is in the air – Unexpected Joy is a new musical bursting with contemporary sounds and social currents. JOY, a baby boomer pop star, is visited by her daughter, RACHEL and granddaughter TAMARA. RACHEL is married to a prominent televangelist, so JOY is reluctant to divulge that she’s planning to marry LOU, another singer who happens to be a woman. A week with all four together is bound to lead to tension, laughter, discoveries and happiness that really is unexpected. Let the sparks and music fly!
The York Theatre Company
619 Lexington Ave
York Theatre Company
The York produces nearly 200 musical theater performances each year, to an audience of over 30,000 theatregoers. York also provides outreach services and activities throughout the year for various underserved populations, such as senior centers and student groups.