The free Sept. 29 reading is part of the York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series and will be directed by Stephen Nachamie. The musical features a book and lyrics by Bill Barnett and music by Howard Kilik. Show time is 7:30 PM. Based on Harlan Ellison's short story "Working with the Little People," Noah and the Gremlins, according to production notes, "tell the story of Noah Raymond, a successful young science fantasy writer with an incurable writer's block, who is visited by a friendly but colorfully cantankerous group of gremlins who plan to ghostwrite stories for Noah by leaping about on his keyboard. In the course of the show, Noah fights to save the gremlins, his love life and the future of all mankind."
The York Theatre Company is located at Saint Peter's Theatre in Citigroup Center at 619 Lexington Avenue. Call (212) 935-5824, ext. 24 for reservations. Visit www.yorktheatre.org for more information.