Political Rock Musical The Fix Will Get Los Angeles Reading; Cast Announced

News   Political Rock Musical The Fix Will Get Los Angeles Reading; Cast Announced
 
The Fix, John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe's rock musical about the grimy underbelly of American politics, will receive a staged reading at the International City Theatre in Los Angeles June 20.

Adam Simmons
Adam Simmons

Randy Brenner will direct the free 7 PM reading, which will have musical direction by Darryl Archibald. The Fix has a score by Rowe, and book and lyrics by Dempsey. The two also collaborated on the musical adaptations of The Witches of Eastwick and Zombie Prom.

The cast will include Michael Kostroff as Graham Chandler, Michelle Duffy as Violet Chandler, Adam Simmons as Cal Chandler, Misty Cotton as Tina McCoy, Chris Gilbert as Reed Chandler, Christopher Carothers as Peter Hale, Tyler Milliron as Bobby "Cracker" Barrel, Pat Leob as Leslie Pynchon, Minta Mullins as Deborah Pullman and Dave Cooper as the narrator.

ICT describes The Fix as "a hard-edged, hard-boiled rock musical that follows the mercurial rise of a charismatic young politician and the political machinery that created him. As a mother and her brother-in-law scheme to have her son elected as president of the United States, the three of them compose one of the most dysfunctional almost-first families this side of real-life Washington politics."

First produced by Cameron Mackintosh at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 1997, The Fix follows the mercurial rise of a charismatic young politician and the political machinery that created him. The musical made its U.S. debut at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, in 1998. At the time of its U.S. premiere, a New York debut for The Fix was considered, but never materialized.

Songs in the musical include "One, Two, Three," "I See the Future," "America's Son," "Mistress of Deception," "Embrace Tomorrow" and "Don't Blame the Prince."

For reservations phone (562) 495-4595 or e-mail ict@ictlongbeach.org. The International City Theatre is located at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA.

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