Presented by Amas Musical Theatre, Geoffrey Merrill Cohen, Elizabeth Healy and Brad Simon, the readings will feature the talents of Megan Lawrence (The Pajama Game), Nick Wyman (Sly Fox), Jessica Grové (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Jim Poulos (Rent), Miche Braden (The People's Temple), Blake Hammond (Hairspray) and Kevin Smith Kirkwood (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Show times are 7 PM April 16 and 1 and 4 PM April 17.
Izzy! features a score by Steven Fisher and a book by Fisher and Joan Ross Sorkin. David Glenn Armstrong will direct and choreograph the readings with musical direction by John Bell.
"Isabelle, a scatterbrained but lovable fairy godmother," a show synopsis reads, "discovers that the new-born Princess just assigned to her from Kingdom 33 West is the most beautiful princess ever to live. Fearing that when she comes of age, suitors will want to marry her only for her looks, Izzy (as she is affectionately known), casts 'The Pretty-Ugly Spell' over the entire kingdom. Though the Princess will remain fair of face, everyone will see horns, warts and scales of green. Only a kiss of true love can break the spell." Sixteen years later, when the Princess has yet to receive her kiss of true love, Izzy has only three days to find a boy to kiss her and break the spell. There begins Izzy's quest.
Izzy! was previously seen at the New York Musical Theatre Festival under the title Isabelle and the Pretty Ugly Spell.
The reading is part of Amas' Six O'Clock Music Theatre Lab, which is a free developmental series "for writers, lyricists and composers to mount staged readings of their new musicals." The Lion at Theatre Row is located in Manhattan at 410 West 42nd Street. Industry folk interested in attending the readings should call (212) 563-2565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.