William Zeffiro’s musical will be presented November 9–10 in Manhattan.
Industry readings of The Road to Ruin, a new musical by William Zeffiro, will be presented November 9 at 2 PM and November 10 at 4 PM at Manhattan’s Swing 46.
Under the direction of two-time Emmy winner and five-time Tony nominee Patricia Birch, the cast will feature Dave Droxler (Candide, Sweetee), Morgan Keene (Midwestern Gothic, Newsies national tour), Andy Huntington Jones (Cats, Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella), Blake Stadnik (42nd Street, Newsies, Les Miserables), Jordan Tyson (Sweetee), Sarah Ellis (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder national tour), Rebecca Odorisio, Blair Alexis Brown (A Scythe of Time), and Katy Blake (Sweetee).
David Caldwell is the musical director with media design by John Zieman.
The Road to Ruin is a modern take on exploitation films of the 1920s and '30s. Set in 1928, the musical follows Willis Kent (Dave Droxler) and his troupe of players, who have just arrived in town to present The Road to Ruin: A Musical Investigation Into The Gravest Threat Ever Confronting Our Way Of Life. “As they weave the tragic tale of Little Sally Canfield (Morgan Keene)—a wanna-be puppy doctor who gets caught in a tragic downward spiral —lessons are learned, laughs are had, and indecency becomes the only way to make a decent living,” according to press notes.
Madeleine Blossom is the production stage manager; Stephanie Cowan serves as the executive producer with general management by Evan Bernardin Productions. Casting is by Michael Cassara, CSA.