Part of the York's Developmental Reading Series, LIVE! NUDE! GIRL! will be presented June 21 at 7:30 PM. The cast will include Laura Lee Anderson, Kevin Duda, John Hickok, Sarah Hyland, Jerry Lanning, Erin Markey, James Moye, Audrie Neenan, Jennifer Prescott, Julian Rad, Blair Ross and Peter Van Wagner. (Casting for the leading lady has not been announced.) The creative team comprises Wayne Barker (music) and Donna Kaz (book and lyrics). Barker worked with Dame Edna Everage as her onstage pianist and also co-wrote songs with Barry Humphries for Back With A Vengeance! Kaz, whose works have been produced in the U.S. and the U.K., is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
LIVE! NUDE! GIRL!, according to production notes, is described in this manner: "What if a 1950's Midwestern housewife got so sick of making meatloaf every Tuesday night that she snapped -- and ran away to Las Vegas? What if her mother could drink like Dean and her daughter entertain like Sammy? And what if this housewife went from the silent and submissive bottom to the tough, impulsive and calculated top of the heap? LIVE! NUDE GIRL! is an original musical that tells the story of a once in a lifetime chance for one woman to break out of her rut into something original and cool."
The York Theatre Company is located at The Theatre at Saint Peter's Church, 54th Street just east of Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. For reservations to the free reading, call (212) 935-5824, ext. 24.