A Connecticut Yankee..., a 1950s rock 'n' roll musical version of the old Mark Twain yarn, will have an Off-Broadway showcase staging at the Judith Anderson Theatre Nov. 19-29.
FST Productions, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company which has produced 60 new works in 10 years at First Stage Theatre in Livitz, PA, presents the musical comedy by librettist-lyricist Craig L. Davis and composer lyricist W. Scott Warfel.
Warfel told Playbill On-Line that their stage version of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" features a do-wop singer from Brooklyn who is transported from the late 1950s to Camelot, bringing American customs to the Round Table.
Warfel said this is the company's first New York showcase venture, a chance to bring attention to the writers' body of work and to FST, which produces a year-round non-Equity season 65 miles west of Philadelphia.
The Equity-approved showcase cast includes Jill Asmus, Steve Bray, Anne Cavaliere, Don Circle Jr., Michael Cole, Caroline Daly, Bradley J. Dunnells, Dan Guller, Ben Hellman, Samara Isaac, Brennan Johnson, Kerry Killelea, Melissa O'Connell, Anthony Rand and Thom Christopher Warren. Davis directs and Warfel is musical director. Choreography is by Kristin Brigitte Hughes, assisted by Rachele Gueli.
The Judith Anderson is at 422 W. 42nd St. For $12 tickets, call (212) 642-5011.
-- By Kenneth Jones