The York Theatre Company's production of the new musical The Road to Qatar, opened on Thursday, February 3. Phillip George has directed the production.
With book and lyrics by Stephen Cole and music by David Krane, the show is based on the true story of two American musical theatre writers commissioned to write a larger-than-life Broadway-style musical for the Emir of Qatar.
The company features James Beaman (Michael), Keith Gerchak (Jeffrey), Bill Nolte (Mansour), Sarah Stiles (Nazirah), and Bruce Warren (Farid).
Among the opening night guests were Judith Blazer, Phil Donahue, Christine Ebersole, Beth Fowler, Sheldon Harnick, Celeste Holm, Richard Maltby Jr., Alice Hammerstein Mathias, Thomas Meehan, Marni Nixon, Chita Rivera, Mary Testa, Marlo Thomas, and Maury Yeston.