The 3 PM reading, Playbill.com has learned, will boast the talents of James Ludwig (Jimmy Morgan), Michael Minarik (Munzer/Babyface Nelson), Bradley Dean (John Dillinger), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Polly), Megan Sikora (Anna), Jennifer Prescott (Woman in Bank/Helen), Mark Lotito (Teller/Purvis), William Parry (Bank Official/Hoover), Eric Jordan Young (Herbert Youngblood), Eric Morris (John "Red" Hamilton/G-Man) and Deborah Leamy (Jean). Samantha Anderson Ives is the show's Narrator; Todd Stern and Liz Kimball are featured in the ensemble. Dillinger features a book by Joel Gross and a score by Paul Adelman. Michael Unger will direct the reading with musical direction by Phil Reno. Rebecca Fleming is the stage manager.
The musical, according to press notes, 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."
The York Theatre Company is located in Manhattan at 54th Street just east of Lexington Avenue. Reservations for the free reading may be made by emailing Jlandsman@yorktheatre.org or by calling (212) 935-5824, ext. 24.
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