CAGNEY premiers in NYC at the York!


Cagney Logo sqI’m thrilled to be performing in the New York premiere of the new musical, Cagney. I play legendary movie mogul, Jack Warner (the visionary behind Warner Brothers), opposite Robert (Bobby) Creighton in the title role. The show runs May 19th through June 21st at The York Theatre at 54th and Lexington Ave (right under Citicorp Center).
 
James Cagney was of course the most famous movie gangster of all time, but he was also a champion of the little guy, and a truly gifted triple-threat who wanted to give the world much more than “…you dirty rat!” – creating much tension with the strong-willed studio boss, Jack Warner.
 
Tickets are moving FAST, and I got you a DEAL!
 
After the York announced the opening of Cagney in an e-blast last week, their box office broke records with the highest sales in its history. The good news is The York has given me a special discount, just for my friends! Just use this link – WARNER56 – for $56 tickets (regularly $67.50)!

What a great group!
 
In addition to Creighton (Drood, Anyting Goes, Chicago, The Lion King) and myself, our cast includes Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, Countess of Storyville), Danette Holden (Annie, Shrek), Josh Walden (Ragtime, A Chorus Line, La Cage, 42nd Street) and Ellen Zolezzi (Suessical). The show is directed by Bill Castellino (premiers of The Great Divorce, Grumpy Old Men and Storyville at the York), music directed by Matt Perri (Cinderella), and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (On the Town, Gigi, Smash), who just this morning received a Tony Award nomination for his choreography of On The Town! Congrats Josh!!.
 
Cagney was created by Creighton and Christopher McGovern (music and lyrics) along with Peter Colley (book).
 
I hope to see you at Cagney!