The new musical features a book by Jeffrey Haddow, music by Thomas Tierney and lyrics by Haddow and Tierney.
Don Stephenson will direct a cast that includes Kevin Earley, Jessica Grové and Herman Sebek in the key roles of Guy Hamilton, Jill Bryant and Billy Kwan, respectively, with William Parry, Stacie Bono, J.B. Adams, Bryan Fenkart, Eric Badiqué, Nikki Guevara and E.J. Zimmerman.
The reading will be stage-managed by Lori Amondson. Paul Staroba is the musical director.
The musical, according to press notes, is set in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1965, "the final year of President Sukarno’s rule. The nation is on the brink of violent revolution, and several foreign reporters are competing to be the first to get the scoop on the spark that will ignite the powder keg.
"One of these newsmen is Guy Hamilton, freshly-arrived from Sydney with a taste for danger and a ton of ambition. When he meets Billy Kwan, an Aussie-Chinese photojournalist, they become the team to beat in Jakarta. But when Billy introduces Guy to Jill Bryant, a young attractive attaché from the British Embassy, the political and personal stories collide, building to an ending filled with danger, tragedy, and romance."
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