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York Theatre
Address619 Lexington Avenue
New York City
United States
Capacity161 Seats
Years active52 years

York Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre company based in East Midtown Manhattan, New York City. In its 50th year, York Theatre is dedicated to the production of new musicals and concert productions of forgotten musicals from the past. Each season consists of three or four mainstage productions, six or more concert presentations and dozens of developmental readings. It has had several transfers of its work to larger off-Broadway theatres and to Broadway. The company was awarded a special Drama Desk Award in 1996 to its artistic director Janet Hayes Walker and in 2006 for its "vital contributions to theater by developing and presenting new musicals".[1] After Walker's death in 1997, the company has been run by James Morgan.

Since 1993 the company has performed in a part of St. Peter's Church, in the Citigroup Center at 619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street.[2]

Oscar Hammerstein Award

The Oscar Hammerstein Award named in honor of American lyricist and librettist Oscar Hammerstein was created in 1988 by Janet Hayes Walker, the founding artistic director of the York Theatre Company, and is presented with the endorsement of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and the Hammerstein family. The Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala is the major annual fundraising event of the York Theatre.

York Theatre Company presentations

(* indicates The York productions that have had commercial transfers)

  • The Golden Apple
  • The Grass Harp
  • On the 20th Century
  • A Doll's Life
  • Lost in the Stars
  • Carnival!
  • Merrily We Roll Along

Recent Mainstage productions include:

  • Enter Laughing: The Musical
  • Midnight at The Never Get
  • Unexpected Joy
  • Desperate Measures*
  • Marry Harry (by Biello & Martin)
  • A Taste of Things to Come
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Rothschild & Sons
  • Cagney*
  • Texas in Paris
  • Inventing Mary Martin
  • Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter
  • Storyville
  • I'm a Stranger Here Myself
  • Closer Than Ever (won Best Musical Revival, Off-Broadway Alliance Award)
  • Ionescapade
  • The Road to Qatar!
  • Falling for Eve
  • Yank!
  • Blind Lemon Blues
  • Enter Laughing
  • Asylum
  • Thrill Me
  • Souvenir*
  • The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)*
  • Jolson & Company*
  • Sweeney Todd*
  • Pacific Overtures*
  • Anything Can Happen in the Theatre - The Musical World of Maury Yeston
  • Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
  • Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood


  1. ^ "Drama Desk Special Award (Drama Desk Award) – Winners". 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. ^ "York Theatre Company at St. Peter's Church | Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington Ave downstairs". Time Out New York. 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ York Theatre – Mission & History

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