The reading process, which ends June 1, features the talents of Elizabeth Stanley (as Selma Chargesse), Cheyenne Jackson (as Wilmer Flange) and Richard Kind (as O.O. Martinas). The ensemble comprises Rebecca Eichenberger, Haviland Stillwell, Montego Glover, Kimberly Chesser, Will Trice, Harris Doran, Telly Leung and Eric Jordan Young.
Tony Award-winning orchestrator Ted Sperling is directing the reading of Red Eye of Love, which is based on a play by Arnold Weinstein. The musical features book and lyrics by Weinstein and John Wulp and music by Jan Warner. Wulp and Sperling are producing the reading.
Red Eye of Love, according to press notes, is "a zany musical comedy about America. Set against a background of war, depression and economic boon times, it follows the wacky adventures of three people: Wilmer Flange, a young idealist; O.O. Martinas, owner of the world's largest meat department store; and Selma Chargesse, the woman they both love. In doing so, it takes a hard look at the effects of love and money upon our lives."
Elizabeth Stanley is currently making her Broadway debut as April in the revival of Company. She appeared in the national tour of Cabaret, and her regional credits include Noises Off, Side Show, Sugar, Aida, Evita, Beauty and the Beast and Company. Cheyenne Jackson, who was seen in the film "United 93," has appeared on Broadway in All Shook Up, Aida and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He starred in the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, and his regional credits include West Side Story, The Most Happy Fella, Children of Eden, Hair, Carousel, Damn Yankees and Kismet. Jackson is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voice and was recently seen Off-Broadway in The Agony and the Agony.
Richard Kind has been seen on Broadway in The Producers, Sly Fox and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. His other theatrical credits include Bounce, Rough Crossing, Once in a Lifetime, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Big Knife, Accomplice, Power Failure, The Seagull, Perfect and Gravity Shoes. Among his film and television credits are "Spin City," "Mad About You," "Scrubs," "Still Standing," "Just Shoot Me," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Quicksand," "Stargate," "Clifford" and "Mr. Saturday Night."