Actor and local resident Neal Young is taking the lead in The Blue Hill Troupe‘s upcoming production of “City of Angels,” at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio. The Tony Award winning musical comedy is an homage to the 1940’s Hollywood era of film noir.
The Blue Hill Troupe, now in its 93rd season, is the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity. Its history is rooted in a tradition of performing an annual Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, and now presents an additional musical theater production as well as a concert series each season.
Young appears as Stine, a crime novelist who lands in Hollywood with a three picture deal based on his detective series, but becomes conflicted between his art and desire for success on the big screen. The show includes a jazzy score and a humorous and biting script that veers between Stine’s real life journey and the film noir detective script he is writing.
“City of Angels” runs April 21 – April 29, at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Tickets range in price from $30.00 – $110.00. All proceeds from the Blue Hill Troupe’s production will benefit Rocking the Boat.