Evan, McCartney Read Ripper Musical in NYC March 4-7

News   Evan, McCartney Read Ripper Musical in NYC March 4-7 Jekyll and Hyde star Robert Evan and Liz McCartney delve into the Victorian London's greatest murder mystery in Mary and Regan Ryzuk's musical Jack the Ripper, March 4-7 at the Producer's Club in Manhattan.

Jekyll and Hyde star Robert Evan and Liz McCartney delve into the Victorian London's greatest murder mystery in Mary and Regan Ryzuk's musical Jack the Ripper, March 4-7 at the Producer's Club in Manhattan.

Jack the Ripper is based on "The Lodger," Marie Belloc Lowndes' novel and the famous silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. When a mysterious lodger settles in at the Bunting's home in London, the family begins to wonder if he might be serial prostitute killer Jack the Ripper. Songs in the score include "The Ten Bells," "The Seduction," "I Remeber," "Quiet Rooms," "There Must Have Been," "Now Is the Time," "Could There Be?," "I'm Not to Blame," "Close Your Eyes," "The Dross House Drags" and "Betrayed Again."

Mary Ryzuk has written two true crime books, "The Gainesville Ripper" and "Thou Shalt Not Kill" as well as several children's plays and musicals. Regan is a classical, TV and children's composer.

William Michals and Garrett Long are also in the cast. Michals appeared in Beauty and the Beast and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Long's credits include The Spitfire Grill and Floyd Collins.

Jack the Ripper is on the web at http://www.jacktherippermusical.com. — By Christine Ehren