Suggested by the characters of Frank Wedekind, Lulu features music and lyrics by Adam Gwon and a book by Gwon and Courtney Phelps. Phelps will direct the Aug. 24-28 performances, which will co-star Daniel C. Levine as Rodrigo with Kevin Kern (Alva), Jessica Morris (Countess), Bill E. Dietrich (Goll), Selby Brown (Schwarz), Maggie Letsche (Miranda) and Katie Kozlowski (The Girl). Lulu is set in the roaring twenties, during the era of burlesque and silent film. According to production notes, the musical concerns "Lulu, [who] was 'born in the back of a slum' with dreams of a romantic and opulent life like those she sees in silent movies, [and] is determined to succeed by whatever means possible. Her oldest friend and partner-in-crime, the manipulative Rodrigo, devises a scheme to win fame and fortune using Lulu’s one weapon — sex. After making her way into the hearts and bank accounts of two doctors, a painter and a Countess, Lulu falls in love with Alva, the son of her most recent conquest. Only then is Rodrigo’s sinister influence on all those with whom he comes in contact fully revealed." Rent's Ryan Link played Rodrigo in a May reading of the musical.
Brooke Sunny Moriber made her Broadway debut in Les Misérables. Her other Broadway credits include Aspects of Love, Parade, James Joyce's The Dead, The Wild Party and Follies. Lulu marks the actress' first appearance at the Fringe Festival.
Lulu: a new musical will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) Aug. 24 at 6:30 PM, Aug. 25 at 8:45 PM, Aug. 26 at 10:15 PM, Aug. 27 at 2:30 PM and Aug. 28 at 12 noon. Visit www.luluthemusical.com for more information.