Super heroes in mid-life crisis is the conflict explored in the new musical comedy The Astonishing Return of the Protagonists!, getting a Manhattan reading Dec. 6. Richard Kind, Jim Stanek, Rachel York, Marc Kudisch and John Tartaglia are among the players.
The developmental industry presentation is a table read for the writers and the producers (Ayal Miodovnik and Kudisch). The reading will also feature Paul Kandel (as a super villain), Michael Berry, David Hess, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Shannon Lewis, Todd Alan Johnson, Chris Sieber and Jim Stanek, with Michael Marcotte, Lauren Marcus, Whitney Hayes and Jake Mendes.
"We call it a 'comic musical' because it's got a comic book flair to it," Del Aguila told Playbill.com. "It's about a group of former 'super friends' who have reached middle age and they are now a dysfunctional group that has to pull it together for one last chance to save the world."
Shaieb said the pop score has some '70s funk flavor, plus heightened, aggressive music worthy of action-adventure films.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You