Mallory Bechtel, Alice Ripley, Derek Klena Will Star in Reading of New Frank Wildhorn Musical The Song of Bernadette

Readings and Workshops   Mallory Bechtel, Alice Ripley, Derek Klena Will Star in Reading of New Frank Wildhorn Musical The Song of Bernadette
 
Based on the true story, the new musical has music by Wildhorn, lyrics by Robin Lerner, and a book by Rinne Groff.
Mallory Bechtel, Alice Ripley, and Derek Klena
Mallory Bechtel, Alice Ripley, and Derek Klena

Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The Cher Show) will direct an industry reading of the new musical The Song of Bernadette March 14–15.

Dear Evan Hansen’s Mallory Bechtel will star as Bernadette, alongside Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show), Derek Klena (Dogfight, Anastasia), and Drew Gehling (Waitress, Dave).

The four actors will be joined by Katie Thompson (Giant, Pump Boys and Dinettes), Eric Anderson (Pretty Woman, Waitress), Dana Costello (Finding Neverland, Jekyll & Hyde), Heath Saunders (The Great Comet, Alice By Heart), Paul Anthony Stewart (Beautiful, Fiddler), Eliseo Roman (On Your Feet!, In The Heights), John Treacy Egan (My Fair Lady, Nice Work If You Can Get It), Kevin Duda (Beautiful, Book of Mormon), Leslie Becker (Bonnie & Clyde), Housso Semon (Beautiful), Keaton Whittaker (Little Night Music), Dennis Stowe (Aladdin), Salisha Thomas (Beautiful), Michael McArthur (The Ferryman), and Tynia Brandon (Beautiful).

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The musical, with a score by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Robin Lerner, and a book by Rinne Groff, is based on the true story of Bernadette Soubirous, a young girl from the impoverished town of Lourdes, France, and her mysterious visions of a Lady in White at the Grotto at Massabielle in 1858.

The Song of Bernadette also has music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Grammy winner Jason Howland.

The stage management team includes Bernadette Schoenborn and Leila Cheung. The producing team includes Louis Hobson/Indie Theatrical, Van Dean; co-producers John Pagliassotti, Kevin Cheung, and T.J. Berden; and associate producer Lily Oberg.

Ripley has been a special guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway in the Great Northwest. Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019), and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.

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