York Theatre

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For the theatre in Montreal, Canada, see York Theatre (Montreal).

Coordinates: 40°45′32″N 73°58′14″W / 40.758908°N 73.97054°W / 40.758908; -73.97054

York Theatre
Address 619 Lexington Avenue
New York City
USA
Type Off-Broadway
Capacity 178 Seats
Opened 1969
Years active 45
Website
http://www.yorktheatre.org

The York Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre at 619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 54th Street in the East Midtown section of Manhattan, New York City. In its 45th year, The York Theatre is dedicated to the production of new musicals and concert productions of forgotten musicals from the past. Each season consists of three or four mainstage productions, six or more concert presentations and dozens of developmental readings. It has had several transfers of its work to larger off-Broadway theatres and to Broadway. The company was awarded a special Drama Desk Award in 1996 to its artistic director Janet Hayes Walker and in 2006 for its "vital contributions to theater by developing and presenting new musicals".[1]

Since 1993 the company has performed in an intimate theatre that is part of St. Peter's Church, in the Citigroup Center Complex.[2]

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