Having completed a featured role in the January 2017 workshop of the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels, Broadway star Rachel York is heading out on a concert tour that will take her to Vienna, Budapest, Texas, Florida, California, and Utah.
York, who on Broadway most recently in 2016’s Disaster!, told Playbill, “It’s been an exciting 2017. I am currently in Oklahoma City in the middle of a ten-city tour with symphonies around the country. It’s been a joy and privilege sharing the stage with such terrific orchestras. I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that the musicals Head Over Heels and Little Dancer make their way to Broadway. I had the great pleasure of working on both shows in recent months and they are both truly awesome."
York earned a 1996 Drama Desk Award for her performance in Victor/Victoria. Other Broadway credits include Fantine during the original run of Les Misérables, as well as City of Angels, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She also appeared in Ahrens & Flaherty’s Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center and starred opposite Betty Buckley in Sag Harbor and Los Angeles stagings of Grey Gardens.
Here is her upcoming live appearance schedule:
March 25–29: York performs her cabaret act For The Love of It in Vienna and Budapest.
March 31–April 2: 007: The Music of James Bond with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. York collaborates with conductor Stuart Malina and the FWSO on songs from the Bond films made famous by the likes of Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, and Adele.
April 9: Hollywood to Broadway with Gulf Coast Symphony at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida). York, Melissa Errico, and Doug LaBrecque sing hit songs from Hollywood and Broadway.
April 21–22: The Spy Who Loved Me with Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, UT. York joins conductor Randall Craig Fleischer and the symphony for an evening of intrigue with songs from James Bond movies.
May 26–28: Classic Broadway with Houston Symphony. Conductor Michael Krajewski leads York, Lisa Vroman, and Doug LaBrecque in a tribute to the great composers of Broadway, including songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin.
August 3–13: 42nd Street at Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston. York will star as Dorothy Brock in the Waltham, Massachusetts production.
August 19: Gershwin & Friends with Pasadena Pops. York teams up with Michael Feinstein as he conducts the Pasadena Pops orchestra in an evening of great tunes by Gershwin, Bernstein, Kern, and others. The concert is part of the Summer Pops Concert Series.
For more information on York, visit RachelYork.net.
Here is a rehearsal clip of York performing with Christian Borle and the cast of the Encores! 2014 concert performance of Little Me.
York was a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruise to southeast Asia. Playbill’s inaugural river cruise along the Rhône River in May 2017 is sold out, but cabins are available for the Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, Santino Fontana and more exciting talent to be announced. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.