New York City's downtown theatre troupe Waterwell and Indiana University have partnered to workshop the musical about Wall Street tycoons that will be presented through Aug. 29 at the Wells-Metz Theatre.
The Wizards of Wall Street has a book by Goldberg, music by Devine and lyrics by Devine, Goldberg and Ridgely (who also directs). George Pinney choreographs with musical direction by Terry LaBolt.
Jordan Gelber (Avenue Q, All My Sons) plays Jim Fisk with Philip Hernández (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Les Miserables) as Actor Manager, Sean McNall (Playboy of the Western World, Misalliance) as Jay Gould and Nicole Parker (Wicked, Fame Becomes Me) as Victoria Woodhull.
According to the authors, "The Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould, who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, 'one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.' Known in his own time as the 'Mephistopheles of Wall Street' and throughout history as 'Robbingest of the Robber Barons,' Jay Gould's was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business."
Founded in 2002, Waterwell is a group of artists dedicated to new forms of collaborative theatre. The company has been nominated for three New York Innovative Theatre Awards, a Drama Desk and a New York Magazine Culture Award.
Tickets ($15) for the workshop presentations are available by phoning (812) 333-9955.