Fecho and O'Flaherty Musical Genesius Begins Off-Broadway Run Aug. 26

News   Fecho and O'Flaherty Musical Genesius Begins Off-Broadway Run Aug. 26
 
Genesius, the new musical based on the Reading, PA, community theatre troupe, begins performances Off-Broadway at the TADA! Theater Aug. 26.

Beth Glover, who starred in the TheatreWorks production of Grey Gardens, portrays late Genesius co-founder Jane Simmon Miller in the musical that runs through Sept. 13 under the direction of William Sanders, who also choreographs.

Genesius has a book by Genesius artistic director L. J. Fecho and music and lyrics by Goodspeed Opera House resident musical director and original Genesius co-founder Michael O'Flaherty.

The cast also features Paul Carlin, Danny Gardner (42nd Street), Andrew Hodge, Benjamin Howes ([title of show]), Melisa Klausner, Ryan Mikita, Ardis Barrow, Emilie Battle, Cameron Bautsch, Johannah Giron, Lannon Killea, Rebecca Leigh, Lauren Lukacek, Meagan MacLeod, Nick Mannix and Dane Reis .

Genesius, according to press notes, "tells the story of one woman's passion for love, for theatre, and for the opportunity to be onstage. This new musical touches on the universal themes of reaching out and giving back while pursuing one's own dreams."

The engagement has set design by Rod Snyder; lighting design by David Neel, Spencer M. Fecho and L. J. Fecho; sound design by David Neel; with costume design by Mary Anne Kelly and Heather Wight. Prior to its New York debut, Genesius made its world premiere in Reading, PA, and also received a developmental workshop at the Goodspeed Opera House.

For tickets, priced $18, phone (212) 868-4444 or visit Smarttix. The Tada! Theater is located at 15 West 28th Street.

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