CityShow is a New York City-based entertainment production company whose mission is to bring first-rate quality live entertainment to the multitude of intimate performance venues of the metropolitan area. CityShow endeavors to identify and nurture the finest talent - showcasing these performers in an array of classical and contemporary artistic material. CityShow’s commitment to excellence is manifest in all of its production endeavors, providing a “high-production value” experience to the audience at a very affordable cost.
Brian Reilly, Executive Director
Brian was raised in Amityville, New York, just blocks away from the infamous “Amityville Horror” house, where as a child he always dreamed of becoming a sitcom actor. Fast forward to 1990- Brian joined the New York City Police Department and began serving as a police officer throughout many of the neighborhoods of the city. In 1994, at the urging of a friend, he began taking acting classes which eventually led to performing live theatre in off-off Broadway venues. Additionally, he began to undertake acting roles for police training films - any excuse to perform! Today, Brian remains in public service with the NYPD, while continuing to intermittently perform in theatre engagements, as well as improv and sketch comedy.
Eventually, Brian began to take a strong interest in the creative process of building a show from the ground up. Particularly fascinating to him were the methods of identifying the talent, procuring a venue, and working with the artistic staff so as to bring their creative vision to fruition. Out of necessity, Brian began to learn the business side of the "biz" - something he found rather rewarding and fulfilling. This burgeoning interest, combined with a love for the works of Oscar Wilde, led to the creation of Lexington Ensemble Company (including the "CityShow" brand), and the production of a full-fledged Wilde play festival right out of the gate. After a successful run of this festival, entitled A Wilde October, he has decided to continue with a variety of production endeavors, and to cultivate a supportive network of actors and other artistic professionals.