The Forbidden Broadway and Spamilton creator tackles Hollywood old and new in his latest parody.
A free reading of Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini's new musical Bla Bla Land will take place June 5 at 6 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street).
The cast will feature Latoya Edwards, Chris Anthony Giles, Kenneth Lopez, Tristan J. Shuler, and Jenny Lee Stern.
Music director Richard Danley penned the arrangements.
Bla Bla Land is a parody not only of La La Land, but of many other film musicals, including Hollywood Hotel, Singin’ In the Rain, The Band Wagon, Mary Poppins, and Funny Girl, satirizing new Hollywood as well as old. The musical tells the story of three talented actors swept up in the waves of show business—and all the melodrama that ensues.
Seating for the reading is on a first-come, first-served basis.