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York Theatre Company to Host Musical Theater Game Night

Get your thinking caps on.

Emily McNamara hosts the new 'musical game show' Tune in Time off-Broadway.
Emily McNamara hosts the new "musical game show" Tune in Time off-Broadway.

Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company has partnered with producers Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields to present a new game show for musical theater lovers called Tune in Time.

Emily McNamara hosts, with music direction by Nate Buccieri and Sheila Head as the "annoyingly insistent" timekeeper. Performances are set to take place on four Tuesday evenings: October 14 and 28, November 11, and December 2.

Tune in Time brings together three teams of composers and lyricists who have never worked together to write a song for a new Broadway musical, the title of which is picked from a hat of audience suggestions, in a style determined by the spin of a wheel of genres, all in 20 minutes.

Songwriters confirmed for the first "game show" on October 14 will include James Ballard, Zoe Sarnak, Benny Gammerman, James Harvey, Robbie Torres, and Avi Amon.