The free reading, which is open to the public, will feature the talents of Tyler J. Baranski, Christian Coulson, Cole Escola, Logan Ford, Randy Harrison, Rob Maitner and Allen McCullough. Show time is 7 PM. Tony Award nominee Kenny Mellman is the musical director with Sayre serving as director.
The Click of the Lock, set in The Bowery of 1901, "tells of the often forgotten world of the Fairie Resorts, the first instance of gay visibility in New York, a small group of saloons gearing toward men of certain 'proclivities,'" according to press notes. The play "follows 'Lillian Russel,' an aging fairie struggling to find a new home as one after another of the resorts are closed down. As a last chance, she goes to The Dream, where she is far from welcome. She talks with her 'daughter,' Gracie, trying to court Grace with the promises from a very wealthy and love-starved, Daniel. At the core of the play are conflicts with love, in the ephemeral and the tangible, the creation of an identity, and the truth about what we can own."
Cherry Lane Studio Theater is located at 38 Commerce Street in Manhattan. To reserve a seat, e-mail Jeremy Bohmstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.