A SIGN OF THE TIMES Will Open At New World Stages This Winter
I know a place we can go…The York Theatre Company in association with Richard J.Robin will present A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring 1960s pop hits. Previews begin Wednesday, February 7th and an opening night scheduled for Thursday, February 22nd at New World Stages.
Featuring a book by Lindsey Hope Pearlman, based on an original story by Richard J. Robin, the production is directed by Gabriel Barre, with music direction and orchestrations by Joseph Church and choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter.
Casting will be announced in coming weeks.
Music from this production has been written by several 60’s musical stars including Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, and more.
A Sign of the Times had its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in 2016 and played a sold out, critically acclaimed run at the Delaware Theatre Company in 2018.
Summer, 1965. With the country in transition – as the war in Vietnam rages on and struggles for civil rights and women’s liberation command headlines – one aspirational young woman finds herself in New York City, and ready to dive into this brave new world. In A Sign of the Times, journey back to America’s most unforgettable decade as a young photographer tries to make her way amid the changing times that defined an era. A totally original story with such classic songs as “Downtown,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Rescue Me,” and “I Know A Place,” plus dozens more, A Sign of the Times explodes with the music you love, and the madness that shaped that generation – and our own.
The creative team features set design by Evan Adamson, costume design by Johanna Pan, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Shannon Slaton and projection design by Brad Peterson.
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