Foster, Spanger and Burtka Set for Slut Reading; Fall Off-Broadway Run Planned

News   Foster, Spanger and Burtka Set for Slut Reading; Fall Off-Broadway Run Planned Gordon Greenberg, who helmed the current acclaimed production of The Baker's Wife at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, will direct a reading of an updated version of Slut, the first musical of the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival to sell-out all of its performances.
Amy Spanger
Amy Spanger

Hunter Foster, most recently seen Off-Broadway in Modern Orthodox, will star in the April 29 reading at Chelsea Studios. Foster will be joined by Amy Spanger, David Burtka, David Josefsburg, Mary Faber, Jennifer Simard, Jill Abramovitz and Edward Staudenmayer. Eric Svejcar will be the afternoon's musical director. Director Greenberg told Playbill.com that he's been reworking the show with its writers, Ben Winters and Stephen Sislen, and there are plans for a limited Off-Broadway run this fall. "The show has grown in wonderful ways," said Greenberg, "and will be produced Off-Broadway, for a ten-week run beginning September 10 at the A.T.A. Theatre. The producer is James Hammerstein Productions. I'm directing and Christopher Gattelli is choreographing."

Slut follows the story of three friends: Adam, the Casanova; Dan, his conservative friend; and an aspiring rock star named Delia. Set in New York City — with detours to Long Island and Kazakhstan — Slut, according to Greenberg, is "a show about sex and drinking and all manner of silliness — plus maybe just a little bit of growing up."

The original Fringe Slut cast included Stephen Bienskie — of Cats and The Last Session fame — as well as Nicole Ruth Snelson, Victor Hawks, Michael Thomas Holmes, Catherine Carpenter, Natalie Joy Johnson, Josh Tyson, Jeff Hiller and Mary Faber.