Footloose's Kushnier to Star in Concert Readings of Drift

News   Footloose's Kushnier to Star in Concert Readings of Drift The New York Musical Theatre Festival will present two concert readings of the new musical Drift Sept. 19.
Jeremy Kushnier
Jeremy Kushnier

The 3 and 8 PM presentations of the musical will be held at The Barrow Group. Footloose's Jeremy Kushnier will head a cast that also includes Nicole Bocchi, Tim Browning, Scott Coulter, Timothy Gulan, Elise Molinelli, Graham Rowat and Bart Shatto. Drift features a book by Craig Pospisil and a score by Jeremy Schonfeld. The musical, according to production notes, "explores the heart wrenching effects of a marriage dissolved — while adding a fresh, new, male perspective on divorce and child custody. At times heartbreaking and others darkly humorous, Drift is ultimately a story of survival, personal growth and triumph."

Jeremy Kushnier created the role of Ren in Footloose and has also been seen on Broadway as Roger in Rent. His other theatrical credits include Aida, The Rhythm Club and The Who's Tommy as well as the workshops of The Cure, Rooms, Summer of '42 and Joe: The Musical. Kushnier's screen credits include "FX" and "Once a Thief." His solo recording is titled "In Time."

The Barrow Group is located at 312 West 36th Street on the third floor. Tickets, priced at $15, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, visit www.nymf.org.