Part of the York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series, the free readings are scheduled for 3 PM both days; David Glenn Armstrong directs. Fowler is joined onstage by Fred Rose (Cyrano de Bergerac, Company, Cabaret), Jim Poulos (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Rent), Shorey Walker, Kevin Loreque and Darryl Winslow (Avenue Q).
In the Theatre features music by Steven Fisher and book and lyrics by Fisher and Joan Ross Sorkin.
The musical, according to the York, is described as such: "Never heard of Joan Littlewood? That's about to change. One of the most important women in twentieth century theatre, Joan was bold, brash, brilliant - and forgotten. And she's not happy about it. Spend some time with Joan and her company of actors. You'll discover what it really means to be 'in the theatre.'"
Beth Fowler portrayed Peter Allen's mother in The Boy From Oz, earning a Tony nomination for her work. She also received a Tony nomination for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in the revival of Sweeney Todd. Among Fowler's other Broadway credits are Inherit the Wind, Beauty and the Beast, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, Baby and Teddy and Alice.
The readings will be presented at the York's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's on 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. Although the readings are free, reservations are required by emailing Jeff Landsman at Jlandsman@yorktheatre.org (include name, phone number, the show's title and the number of tickets) or by calling (212) 935-5824, ext. 24.
For more information visit www.yorktheatre.org.