Ergo Theatre Company, currently presenting a new revue of Stephen Schwartz songs called From This Day Forward in New York City, will explore a new musical version of Albert Innaurato's play Gemini, in readings Oct. 7-8.
The new show, based on the 1977 coming-of-age play penned by Innaurato, has a score by composer-lyricist Kevin Carter and a book by Innaurato and Carter.
The 1970s-set comedy-drama takes place in Philadelphia at the 21st birthday party of Fran, a Harvard student, who is visited by his friends, the siblings Randy and Judith. Fran is attracted to both of them. Circle Repertory Company produced the play, which moved to Broadway and ran 1,778 performances.
The readings of the first act of the musical Gemini — a work in progress seen in pieces in the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop — will feature Bruce Johnson (Sunset Boulevard), Brad Basse, Jeffrey Landman (Falsettos, Les Miz), Brittany Brown, Terri O'Neill, and others. Ergo artistic director Robert Jay Cronin will direct.
The readings are open to the public, 7:30 PM Oct. 7-8 at Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th Street. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, call (212) 501-2710. *
Off-Broadway's Second Stage gave Gemini its first major New York City revival in 1999.
Ergo's From This Day Forward continues 9 PM Fridays and 2 PM Sundays to Oct. 13 as part of the Chip Deffaa Invitational in Manhattan. To view Playbill On Line's previous story about the Schwartz revue, click here.
For more information, visit www.ergotheatre.org.
— By Kenneth Jones