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The Most Beautiful Room in New York
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK
A World Premiere 
Music by David Shire
Book & Lyrics by Adam Gopnik

Directed by Gordon Edelstein 
May 3 – May 28, 2017
CLAIRE TOW STAGE IN THE C. NEWTON SCHENCK III THEATRE

   From the brilliant minds of The New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and award-winning composer David Shire (Academy Award winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominations) comes a joyful new musical about a tiny family restaurant. David Kaplan is a chef’s chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive and compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio, an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David a chance to give his restaurant a make-over. Will David sacrifice his pride (and perhaps his happy marriage) to save his beloved little restaurant?

 

 

COLLABORATING SPONSORS

        
  
         

OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR    E. Helen Kauder & Barry Nalebuff


 Anna
KRYSTINA ALABADO

Claire
ANASTASIA BARZEE

David
MATT BOGART

Phoebe
DARLESIA CEARCY

Gio
RYAN DUNCAN

Gloria
DANIELLE FERLAND

Natasha/Franca
ANNE HORAK

Bix
TYLER JONES

Sergio
CONSTANTINE MAROULIS

Carlo
MARK NELSON

Kate
SAWYER NIEHAUS

Irwin/Gabe
ALLAN WASHINGTON

Dance Captain
ALLAN WASHINGTON

READ BIOS HERE

 

 

 


 


 

A Note on the New Title from Adam Gopnik 

Drama Notes: An Interview with Adam Gopnik


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Choreographer:
JOHN CARRAFA

Music Supervisor & Director:
JOHN McDANIEL

Associate Music Director:
JESSE KISSEL
 

Orchestrator:
JONATHAN TUNICK

Set Design:
MICHAEL YEARGAN

  Lighting Design:
CHRIS AKERLIND

Costume Design:
JESS GOLDSTEIN 

Sound Design:
KEITH CAGGIANO

Production Stage Manager:
LINDA MARVEL

Assistant Stage Manager:
AMY PATRICIA STERN
 

Casting By:
CALLERI CASTING

Musicians:
JOHN McDANIEL
(Conductor/Keyboard 1)
JESSE KISSEL
(Keyboard 2)
DAN DUNCAN
(Trumpet)
TIM MORAN
(Reed 1)
ANDREW STUDENSKI
(Reed 2)
DAVE DADDARIO
(String Bass/ Electric)
ED FAST
(Drums/Percussion)