A new musical comedy about a pop singing group, Altar Boyz, gets a private reading in New York City Sept. 23 with Daniel Cochran, Cheyenne Jackson, David Josefsberg, Tyler Maynard and Darren Ritchie as the self annointed "apostles of pop."
The show is thought to be a meeting of 'N SYNC and Nunsense and follows the story of a struggling Christian boy band that "has played every pancake breakfast and bingo hall in the Bible Belt."
Their shot at the big time is dawning. Songs include "Girl, You Make Me Wanna Wait" and "Jesus Called Me on My Cell Phone."
Libretto is by Marc Kessler, with songs by Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Walker.
Stafford Arima, an associate of Frank Galati's on Ragtime, who recently directed the George Hearn-Marin Mazzie-Jason Danieley Candide concert in San Francisco, directs Altar Boyz. Drew Garaci is choreographer, Ashlee Fife is associate choreographer. Ken Davenport is producer.