Part of the York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series, the free reading will be presented at the York's home April 24 at 7:30 PM. In addition to Lazar, the cast will also feature Fred Berman as Jimmy Morgan and Tricia Paoluccio as Anna Sage. Dillinger features music and lyrics by Paul Aleman and a book by Joel Gross. The musical, according to the York, is described as such: "Jimmy Morgan, a young reporter in Depression-era Chicago, goes undercover with John Dillinger, the iconic gangster, and succumbs to his corrupting influence. Attracted and repelled by Dillinger, Jimmy finds himself lost between two worlds, moral bearings unglued, ambition leading him into fatal compromise. Worse, Jimmy falls in love with Dillinger's girl, Polly, never realizing that it is Dillinger himself who is pulling the strings of their love triangle; all part of the gangster's plan to use Jimmy's life as a ticket to freedom."
On Broadway Aaron Lazar has been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza, The Phantom of the Opera and Oklahoma! and Off-Broadway in Hallelujah Baby!. He appeared in the London revival of On the Town as well as in the national tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel. His screen credits include "The Notorious Bettie Page," "One Man's Castle," "Johnny Moment," "The Poker Game," "Mahogany Pipe," "All My Children," "The Guiding Light" and "Empire."
York Theatre Company productions play The Theatre at Saint Peter's, which is located in Manhattan on 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue. Admission to the reading is free, but reservations are required by e-mailing Jeff Landsman at Jlandsman@yorktheatre.org or by calling (212) 935-5824, ext. 24.