Derek Klena, Farah Alvin, George Salazar, Blair Goldberg and More Tell The Story of Jo-Beth in April 22 Reading

News   Derek Klena, Farah Alvin, George Salazar, Blair Goldberg and More Tell The Story of Jo-Beth in April 22 Reading The Story of Jo-Beth is presented in a New York City staged reading — as part of the First Look/Deeper Look Musical Theater Series — April 22 at the JCC in Manhattan. Derek Klena, Farah Alvin and George Salazar are among the musical's cast.

Derek Klena
Derek Klena

Originally devised as a Creative Musical Ensemble project at CAP 21 Conservatory in 2011, the piece features a book, music and lyrics by Daniel Maté (TheatreWorks' The Trouble With Doug) from a concept by Erin Ortman and Maté.

The Story of Jo-Beth is described as "a musical retelling of the Biblical book of Job, set in modern-day Midwestern America. It follows the travails of a seventeen-year-old overachiever who abruptly goes from local heroine to town pariah, and has to confront the prospect of losing everything — including her faith in humanity."

Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum with assistant direction by Max Friedman, the cast includes Alvin (The Look of Love, Nine), Dan DeLuca, Blair Goldberg (Carrie), Derek Klena (Carrie, Dogfight), Megan Elizabeth Lewis (Bare), Shannon O'Boyle, Meredith Owens, Kat Papacostas, Brett Rigby and George Salazar (Godspell, F#%king Up Everything). Music direction is by Brian Usifer (Kinky Boots music director).

The JCC in Manhattan is located at 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street. For more information, click here. For tickets, visit JCCManhattan.org

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