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Cagney, Starring Robert Creighton, Will Tranfer to The Westside Theatre

The new musical follows the life of legendary actor James Cagney.

Danette Holden, Jeremy Benton, Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi, and Josh Walden in "Cagney" at The York Theatre.
(© Carol Rosegg)

The York Theatre Company's production of the new musical Cagney has announced plans to transfer to the Westside Theatre. Performances are set to begin on March 16 for an open-ended engagement with an opening planned for April 3 at 3 p.m.

Featuring a book by Peter Colley (The Donnelly) and music and lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern (Fame), Cagney tells the story of legendary stage and screen star James Cagney, following the actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man to his superstardom in Hollywood.

Cagney received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company last spring, where it played a limited five-week sold out engagement. The Westside Theatre transfer is a new updated, expanded, and revised version of the musical.

Directed by Bill Castellino and with choreography by Joshua Bergasse, the show's six-member cast is led by Broadway veteran and original star Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) in the title role. He will be joined by his original Off-Broadway cast members Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi.

The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Chip Schoonmaker (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), and Mark Pirolo (projections).

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