Last Monday's storm turned out to be nothing, but for safety's sake, Theatre Resources Unlimited canceled the sold-out March 5 reading of Mark Weiser's musical adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. The rescheduled performance will be held March 12 at the 14th Street Y Theatre.
Jekyll & Hyde's Rob Evan stars as Ivanhoe, a young knight who returns home post-Crusades to reunite with his family. The Phantom of the Opera's Brad Little plays the evil Knight Templar Guilbert with Jeanne Goodman (Summer of '42) as Rebecca, a Jewish girl who falls in love with Ivanhoe.
Also in the cast are David Gaspin, Andrew Gitzy, Blythe Gruda, James Hay, Rudy Martinez, Paul Niemi, Margaret O'Brien, James Riemer and Michael Washington.
Culture Project artistic director Will Pomerantz directs. 2001 Bistro Award winner Mark Hartman is the musical director.
Ivanhoe is presented through Theatre Resources Unlimited. All TRU readings are free and each features a "Dollars and Sense" panel with New York producers and general managers afterwards. The 14th Street Y is located at 344 E. 14th Street. For reservations, call (212) 714-7628. Theater Resources Unlimited is a support group for musical theatre writers and playwrights. Among the services offered to members are staged readings and seminars on producing and creating work in New York City.
— By Christine Ehren