Billy Stritch, who wrote Grammy-winning lyrics to Reba McEntire's "Does He Love You?" country hit, has composed the music for Lily & Lily, a musical comedy which will get a star-powered reading at Nola Studios (250 West 54th St.) March 26 and March 27 at 3 PM.
The Tony-winning Miss Adelaine from Broadway's last Guys and Dolls, Faith Prince, will have the title roles--one a fading movie star of the 1930s, the other her Bible-thumping twin sister who has swooped into Hollywood from Minnesota to save the actress's soul.
A frenetic farce, the play is a musical Americanization of a French hit by Barillet and Gredy, the duo who originally created Cactus Flower and 40 Carats. A couple of Marks will be the show's wordsmiths stateside: Mark Waldrop of When Pigs Fly has written lyrics to Stritch's music, and the book is by Mark Bramble of Barnum and 42nd Street.
-- By Harry Haun