Igor Goldin – who directed the NYMF productions of Yank! and Unlock'd – will stage the limited engagement of the reading, which runs March 21-29 at the TBG Theatre.
Set for the reading are NYMF alumni Stacie Bono (Going Down Swingin'), Alison Cimmet (Unlock'd), Joseph Mahowald (Les Miserables) and Tally Sessions (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Yank!).
Based on the stories of American novelist Hamlim Garland, the Wisconsin-set Main-Travelled Roads focuses on the "moving and timeless struggles of Americans working in the bittersweet heartland of our country," according to press notes.
Main-Travelled Roads features book and lyrics by Hudson and music by Libman. T.O. Sterrett provides musical direction and arrangements.
Hudson and Libman earned the 2005 Richard Rodgers Award for their musical Dust and Dreams, followed by a 2007 Richard Rodgers Award for Main-Travelled Roads. Their collaborations also include Muskie Love and A Cabin with a View. Complimentary tickets for Main-Travelled Roads will be available to NYMF members and associates beginning March 7. For further information visit www.nymf.org.
The fifth-annual New York Musical Theatre Festival will run Sept. 15–Oct. 5. The three-week festival features musicals from around the world, culled from invitations and an open-submission process. Numerous Broadway veterans lend their talents to the promising new works, many of which have found commercial life Off-Broadway in previous years, including Altar Boyz, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Big Voice: God or Merman, Captain Louie, Gutenberg! The Musical, Meet John Doe, Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire, [title of show] and Shout! The Mod Musical.