The Landing Closes November 24 with special benefit performance

TheLanding0948The Vineyard Theatre world-premiere production of the musical THE LANDING – with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander and directed by Walter Bobbie – has been in the recording studio to record a two-CD set for Jay Records. A release date has not been announced.

THE LANDING will conclude its acclaimed run with a special VIP benefit reception for patrons following the final performance on Sunday, November 24 at 3 p.m. at The Vineyard. (108 E. 15 St.) A $200 VIP ticket includes premium seating for the show as well as a champagne toast with the musical’s cast and creative team onstage after the performance. For reservations and information contact Julie Erhart at 212-353-3366 ext 227 or jerhart@vineyardtheatre.org.

Also, as a ‘thank you’ to its fans on Facebook and Twitter, The Vineyard has created a special offer for social media followers to THE LANDING: with November 21 designated as “Twitter Thursday” and November 22 as “Facebook Friday,” Vineyard followers can purchase tickets for $35 each and join the theatre’s staff for complimentary beer and wine in the lobby before the show. The Vineyard has created this offer to provide a face-to-face opportunity to get to know its social media fans and to give broader audience access to THE LANDING, which has been largely sold-out during its run. To access codes, visit The Vineyard’s respective social network pages – www.facebook.com/vineyardtheatrenyc; www.twitter.com/vineyardtheatre.

THE LANDING is the first collaboration between legendary theatre composer John Kander (CHICAGO, CABARET, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) and Greg Pierce (SLOW GIRL, THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE), and kicks off The Vineyard’s 2013-14 season. THE LANDING is a beautiful and haunting new musical comprised of three thematically-connected tales of desire, love and loss.

THE LANDING also marks John Kander’s first full new theatre collaboration with another writer since the passing of his long-time collaborator Fred Ebb in 2004. Kander and Ebb’s latest collaboration THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS – which had its world-premiere at The Vineyard in 2010 prior to its transfer to Broadway – had its London debut this fall, simultaneous with the world-premiere of THE LANDING at The Vineyard.

One of the nation’s leading non-profit theatre companies dedicated to new plays and musicals and bold new programming, The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works. Its 31st season will continue in February 2014 with the New York premiere of the musical ARLINGTON by Victor Lodato and Polly Pen, followed by the world premiere of TOO MUCH SUN, the newest play by Nicky Silver, directed by Mark Brokaw in May 2014.

Scheduled through November 24 only, THE LANDING will perform Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased by calling the Vineyard box office at 212 353 0303 or online.

Photo by Carol Rosegg

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