Cicily Daniels, Michelle Dowdy, Kevin Earley, Doug Eskew Set for Reading of New Musical Gumbo

News   Cicily Daniels, Michelle Dowdy, Kevin Earley, Doug Eskew Set for Reading of New Musical Gumbo
 
An industry reading of the new musical Gumbo, created by composer Brett Macias and book writer/lyricist Christina Quintana, will be presented March 14 at the Riverside Theatre.

Directed by Terry Berliner, the reading will feature the talents of Cicily Daniels, Trista Dollison, Michelle Dowdy, Kevin Earley, Doug Eskew, Larry Marshall, Sheryl McCallum, Brian Charles Rooney, Ben Roseberry, Nathanial Stampley, Jason Veasey, J. D. Webster, Maia Wilson and Matt Wolfe. Vadim Feichtner is the musical director.

The authors describe the piece as follows: “Spun through the Orpheus & Eurydice myth, Gumbo is a fabled version of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We follow Dr. Howard Hart as he descends the floodwaters amidst the City's chaos to Boss's speakeasy, the Gumbo Pot, to rescue his wife and sever Boss's reign over the City. Musically, the piece explores the reaches of soul, jazz, funk and blue grass to achieve a sound that is authentically New Orleans.”

The Theatre of the Riverside Church is located at 91 Claremont Avenue and 120th Street. For additional information, contact Matthew Groff at matthewlgroff@gmail.com, or call (646) 416-1916.

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