The free reading will boast the talents of Justin Anthony, Joan Barber, Renee Claire Bergeron, Deborah Bowman, Jill Colgan, Norm Golden, Justin Greer, Frederic Heringes, Zachary James, Sarah Kinlaw, Samia Mounts, Christiane Noll, Marilyn O'Connell, Zal Owen, Michael Scibilia and David Weitzer. Show time is 3 PM. The Toymaker features a book and score by Bryan Putnam. The musical, according to the York, "tells the story of a disillusioned young woman whose marriage has fallen apart after two failed pregnancies. Stories of a childless toy maker in an ill-fated town of the past have set her on a desperate search for the last toy made by this man. Thus begins a journey that spans the globe and time itself. The horrors of the past, an encounter with a blind woman who holds a secret, and an unlikely new friendship with a Czech street urchin named Doby lead her towards a destiny of fulfillment she once thought impossible."
The York will also offer free readings of The Hollywood Backer's Audition (May 1), Villa Diodati or Mary Shelley — Scenes From a Life (May 8), Appalachian Fling (May 14) and Lift (May 15).
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.
For more information visit www.yorktheatre.org.