Readings of Dark Fairy Tale Musical Will Benefit Broadway Cares; Cast Announced

News   Readings of Dark Fairy Tale Musical Will Benefit Broadway Cares; Cast Announced
 
Readings of the new musical Lyra: A Dark Fairy Tale — billed as an "adaptation of the original 'Little Mermaid' story, set against the backdrop of a Faustian Dust Bowl era circus" — will be presented Sept. 17 at 7 PM and Sept. 20 at 5 PM at The Triad Theatre to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Directed by Madeline O'Hara with musical direction by Andrew Wheeler, the cast will feature Bob Angelini, Ilana Gabrielle, Spiro Galiatsatos, Ashley Griffin, Shereen Hickman, Bonne Kramer, Olivia Lombardi, Ryan Roets, Craig Sculli and Scoop Slone. With book and lyrics by Ashley Griffin and music by Evan Jay Newman, Lyra, which was created in conjunction with Cirque du Soleil artists, uses "circus arts, not as spectacle, but along with music and dance, to advance the story," according to press notes. "A beautiful, innocent young girl, a tragic clown, and an omnipotent illusionist set the stage for a tale of love, sacrifice, dreams, and escape."

The Triad Theatre is located at 158 West 72nd Street. Tickets are $20 and available at Triadnyc.com.

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