Kate Shindle Appears in Reading of New Musical, Room to Grow, June 16 & 30

News   Kate Shindle Appears in Reading of New Musical, Room to Grow, June 16 & 30 Broadway's Kate Shindle (Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde) will appear in a reading of a new musical, Room to Grow, June 16 as part of the Genesius Guild's "Red, Hot and New" Upstairs at the theatre-district restaurant called Red.

Shindle is a former Miss America currently in rehearsals for the film "The Stepford Wives."

Room to Grow is written by 20-year-old composer-lyricist Brian Lowdermilk. Lowdermilk's musicals have been workshopped at North Shore Music Theatre and the Pittsburgh Playhouse. He is a member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a recent recipient of the Alan Menken Award.

Lowdermilk calls the show a revue about "three archetypal women rooting through their pasts and trying to clean things up."

The composer-lyricist says it's "a star vehicle for three terrific women who wail a lot," blending a folk music sound with musical theatre.

Russell Koplin (Les Misérables, The Dead) and Carey Brown round out the cast of this partial reading, with Brian Nash on the piano. Kait Kerrigan directs. The reading is 8:30 PM June 16 and June 30, and dinner seating is available at 6:30 PM. Red is at 356 W. 44th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues). Cover is $15 plus a two-drink or dinner minimum.

Tickets are available at (212) 868-4444.

Visit the Genesius Guild, the group devoted to developing new works and shepherding playwrights, librettists and songwriters, at www.genesiusguild.org.

For more information call The Genesius Theatre Guild at (212) 244-5404.