Directed by Lonny Prince (A Class Act), the reading will star Hunter Foster (Urinetown), Terrence Mann (Lennon) and Fyvush Finkel. Part farce, part fable, the musical tells the story of a collision of cultures as tantalizing as the sexiest city in the world. Mistaken identity, spirituality, hope, family, sex—all set to Latin rhythms, from the author of Modern Orthodox and the composer of Summer of '42.
According to a festival spokesperson, last year's event directly led to five of the eight shows securing productions. They were: The Drowsy Chaperone (to be done at the Ahmanson Theatre, November 2005), The Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Goodspeed Musicals, May 2005), The Girl in the Frame (Goodspeed Musicals, November 2005), Striking 12 (TheatreWorks Palo Alto, December 2004) and Winesburg, OH (The Arden Theatre Company, October 2005).
Admission is by invitation only and closed to the general public. For more information, visit www.NAMT.net.