Enchanted April has book and lyrics by Kleban Award winner Charles Leipart and a score by Richard B. Evans. The two previously collaborated on the musical The Price of Everything, A Musical Vaudeville.
Robert Pullen will direct the private March 26 and 27 New York readings of Enchanted April. Many cast members involved in a 2010 reading of the property return for the latest presentation. Lawrence Yurman will serve as musical director.
Barrett (Chicago, Silence!, Grand Hotel) portrays Frederick, with Lacey (Follies, Evita) as Mrs. Fisher, Paice (Curtains, The Woman in White) as Lady Caroline, Luker (Mary Poppins, Nine) as Rose, Petkoff (Ragtime, Spamalot) as Briggs, Rachel Coloff (Lestat) as Francesca, Ben Dibble (The Producers) as Mellresh, Leslie Donna Flesner (Follies) as Angela, Amy Goldberger (Xanadu) as Lottie, Joy Hermalyn (Fiddler on the Roof) as Constanza, Bruce Winant (La Cage) as Domenico and Amos Wolff (Follies) as Beppo.
According to the authors, "It's a cold and rainy post-war London, February 1922. Life and love are about to bloom for four London women: Rose – earnestly good but hiding a secret desire; Lottie – full of life and a mischievous streak; Lady Caroline – a stunningly beautiful but jaded debutante; and Mrs. Fisher – a widow who believes her glory days are all behind her. These four ladies find each other and the castle of their dreams for one magical month on the Mediterranean. They seek a much-needed antidote from their London cares, and what they find on the Italian shore awakens them to a world of beauty, ardor, and the joys of living. Love and comedy ensue when their husbands and lovers descend on the ladies’ heavenly retreat - where passions bloom in the Italian spring!"
Brierpatch Productions (Laura Janik Cronin/Scott Newsome) present the readings.