Breath and Imagination Reading to Feature Beaty, Lewis-Evans and Frey

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The York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series will continue July 16 with a free reading of the new musical Breath and Imagination.
Kecia Lewis-Evans
Kecia Lewis-Evans

Directed by Joe Brancato, the 7:30 PM reading will feature the talents of Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!), Kecia Lewis-Evans (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tom Frey (2 Pianos 4 Hands). William Foster McDaniel will be the accompanist. Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes features a book by Daniel Beaty. The musical, according to press notes, is described as such: "Before there was Marian Anderson, there was Roland Hayes – the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Breath and Imagination is a play with music that chronicles the inspirational journey of how this pioneer started by singing spirituals in church and ended up singing before kings and queens in Europe."

The reading will be presented at the York's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's on 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. Although the reading is free, reservations are required by emailing Jeff Landsman at (include name, phone number, the show's title and the number of tickets) or by calling (212) 935-5824, ext. 24.

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