The York Theater Company (James Morgan, Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the rediscovery of musical characters from the past, has announce a limited coverage of Hello Onlinea cabaret conceived and written by Diane Love, featuring songs from Broadway to Country. Love Online has two performances on Wednesday October 19 and November 2. All performances are at 7PM with doors opening at 6PM at the Laurie Beechman Theater (407 West 42nd Street, at the corner of 9th Avenue).
Hello Online is a cabaret featuring Diane Love and Jay Nickerson as two elderly adults expressing their feelings, hopes, and ultimately love – through song and dialogue. His character quickly plunged into the world of online dating, leading him to become a jaded bachelor, almost ready to throw in the towel. Accompanied by Gerry Dieffenbach on piano, the thirty songs played ran the gamut from Broadway to country, with many duets joining different musical groups. Hello Online featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim, George and Ira Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, Duke Ellington, Patsy Cline, Kander & Ebb, Willie Nelson, and many others. Inspired by friends and loved ones who found love online, Diane Love weaves songs from the Americana songbook with country rhythms to bring her images to life.
Join the York for the first start of Hello Online on Wednesday the 19th of October, and work on Wednesday the 2nd of November. Actors Diane Love and Jay Nickerson, and musical director Gerry Dieffenbach, first met at one of Love’s original cabarets, Marriage, Ups and Downs in Music. The trio reunited to show off Hello Onlinejoined by director Joseph Hayward.
Hello Online run according to the operating system: Wednesday October 19 and November 2 at 7PM, with doors opening at 6PM.
Ticket no Hello Online Available now at https://www.westbankcafe.com/laurie-beechman-theatre.
Diane Aloha (Entertainment/cabaret). Actress, artist, cabaret singer, and writer Diane Love appeared on Broadway in Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes, under the direction of Austin Pendleton. As an artist, he is represented by two Manhattan galleries. His eponymous store on Madison Avenue is a destination for all those who have collected his unique designs for fashion and home. He is also the author of _Yes/No Desig_n, a book that guides readers through creating their own personal style, published by Rizzoli.
Jay Nickerson (Cabaret singer). Actor, writer, teacher, educator, and singer Jay Nickerson is best known for his films Sit and eat (2003) a The Stranger in Central Park West (2009). He also appeared on Broadway as Henry Higgins Pygmalion and Inspector Ascher inside Holy crime, the longest straight game in NYC history. Nickerson toured the country Cotton Patch Gospel a A Christmas Carol. Domestic rights to Jay Gatsby are available at The great gatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald on Scott and Zelda The Beautiful Fooland Clarence Darrow in it There is no sin at all. He has two grown children, a loving wife, and a funny dog.
Gerry Dieffenbach (Music director/musician). Gerry Dieffenbach is a multi-acclaimed singer, songwriter, musician, and musician. He received the Songwriters Guild of America President’s Award twice, the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Musical Director, the CAB Magazine Award for Sustained Achievement, and the Critics Choice Award for Outstanding Album Of The Year for his CD of original songs “Well Informed .” He plays New York clubs weekly and has appeared at venues including Town Hall (NYC), Westbury Music Fair, Atlantic City and London’s Wembley Arena.
Joseph Hayward (Editor). Joseph Hayward is the Director of Theater and Live Events and the Associate Producing Director at The York Theater Company in Manhattan. His latest credits Natural Activities at Saint Michael’s Theatre, Then No at The Moss Theatre, You can’t take it with you at the Hudson Guild Theatre, Remembering Jerry Herman with Lee Roy Reams at The York. He worked as an Associate and Assistant in over 40 theater productions, most notably at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, Arthur Ashe Stadium, and The Pioneer Theater Company.