David Levinson penned music and lyrics for Les Enfants de Paris, which has a book by Stacey Weingarten. Donna Drake directs the 6 PM reading at Urban Stages, which has musical direction by Mark Hartman.
The cast features Michael Armstrong Barr, Sean Bell, Sevan Greene (Betrayed), Nadine Malouf, Megan Reinking (Hair, Lestat), Nick Spangler (The Fantasticks, Saved) and A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles).
Les Enfants de Paris, which is set in 1950s Paris, "revolves around Pierre (Shively), a young man whose love for an Algerian refugee sparks a series of cataclysmic events. Islamaphobia and disenfranchisement of youth is explored through the guise of France during the Algerian War for Independence," according to producers.