Blackout, New Musical by Radiant Baby Composer, Workshopped Dec. 5-6

News   Blackout, New Musical by Radiant Baby Composer, Workshopped Dec. 5-6 Blackout, a new New York City-set musical by Radiant Baby composer Debra Barsha and Sheba lyricist and librettist Sharleen Cooper Cohen, will have Dec. 5-6 workshop presentation at New York City's The Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street).

The story concerns seven strangers and a dangerous woman who experience a blackout in New York City. The piece is described as a cross between "The Seven Faces of Eve" and Ten Little Indians. The ensemble includes Funda Duval (Debbie Does Dallas), Alan H. Green, Patrick Jude (Jesus Christ Superstar), Christina Nuki, Jenelle Lynn Randall, Julian Rebolledo, Robin Skye (Parade, Sunset Boulevard) and James Sassar (Suburb). The cast will be backed up by four piece rock band. Directing is Phillip George. The event is sponsored by the Amas Workshop program, the non-profit, multi-ethnic theatrical organization founded in 1969.

Barsha's Radiant Baby, about the life of artist Keith Haring, was produced at the Public Theater in early 2003. Reviews were mixed and a hoped-for commercial transfer did not materialize, but the show developed a cult following.

New York City experienced a violence-ridden blackout in 1977, and a more peaceable one last August.

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