The York Theater Company (James Morgan, Artistic Director of Production; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to developing new musicals and rediscovering musical gems from the past, has announced a limited commitment from love onlinea cabaret designed and scripted by Diane Love, with songs from Broadway to Country. Love Online has two performances on Wednesday October 19 and November 2. All performances are at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theater (407 West 42nd Street, corner of 9th Avenue).
love online is a cabaret starring Diane Love and Jay Nickerson as two aging bachelors expressing their feelings, their hopes and, ultimately, their love – in song and conversation. Her character recently ventured into the world of online dating, leading her to a jaded bachelor, about to throw in the towel. Accompanied by Gerry Dieffenbach on the piano, the thirty songs performed range from Broadway to Country, with many duets juxtaposing improbable musical combinations. love online features music from Stephen Sondheim, George and Ira Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, Duke Ellington, Patsy Cline, Kander & Ebb, Willie Nelson and many more. Inspired by friends and acquaintances who have found love online, Diane Love weaves songs from the American songbook with country ballads to bring her characters to life.
Join The York for the premiere of love online on Wednesday, October 19, and the following performance on Wednesday, November 2. Performers Diane Love and Jay Nickerson, along with musical director Gerry Dieffenbach, have previously collaborated on another of Love’s original cabarets, Marriage, the ups and downs of the song. The trio came together to present love onlinejoined by director Joseph Hayward.
love online will take place according to the performance schedule: Wednesday October 19 and November 2 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets for love online are currently available at https://www.westbankcafe.com/laurie-beechman-theatre.
Diana Love (Cabaret designer/singer). Actor, artist, cabaret singer and writer Diane Love appeared on Broadway in Pinter’s Ashes to ashes, edited by Austin Pendleton. As an artist, she is represented by two galleries in Manhattan. Her eponymous store on Madison Avenue was a destination for anyone who collected her unique designs for fashion and home. She is also the author of _Yes/No Desig_n, a book guiding readers through developing their own personal style, which was published by Rizzoli.
Jay Nickson (cabaret singer). Actor, writer, teacher, coach and singer Jay Nickerson is known for the movies live and eat (2003) and The guest from Central Park West (2009). He appeared on Broadway as Henry Higgins in Pygmalion and Inspector Ascher in perfect felony, the longest consecutive game in New York City history. Nickerson toured nationally in Cotton Patch Gospel and A Christmas Carol. Regional roles include Jay Gatsby in Gatsby the magnificentF. Scott Fitzgerald in Scott and Zelda the Beautiful Foolsand Clarence Darrow in Never the sinner. He has two adult children, a loving wife and a silly dog.
Gerry Dieffenbach (Musical director/accompanist). Gerry Dieffenbach is a singer, songwriter, pianist and musical director with many accolades. He has twice received the Songwriters Guild of America President’s Award, 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 performs weekly in New York clubs and has performed at venues such as Town Hall (NYC), Westbury Music Fair, Atlantic City and Wembley Arena in London.
Joseph Hayward (Director). Joseph Hayward is the Director of Theater and Live Events as well as Associate Production Manager for York Theater Company in Manhattan. His recent credits include Desperate measures at St. Michael’s Playhouse, And then there was no more at the Moss Theater, You can’t take it with you at the Hudson Guild Theatre, Remembering Jerry Herman with Lee Roy Reams at the York. His work as an associate and assistant includes more than 40 theater productions, including at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Arthur Ashe Stadium, and the Pioneer Theater Company.