Reading of New Musical The Mudge Boy, with Donna McKechnie, James Crichton, Lilli Cooper, Presented Nov. 29

By Andrew Gans
29 Nov 2012

Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie

A by-invitation-only reading of the new musical The Mudge Boy, based on Michael Burke's film of the same name, is presented Nov. 29 at 3 PM in Manhattan.

The cast includes Tony winner Donna McKechnie (Irene), James Crichton (Duncan Mudge), Mike Masters (Edgar Mudge), John Arthur Greene (Perry Foley), Becca Ayers (Emily Foley), Brent Black (Juster Pelkey/Merritt Foley), Lilli Cooper (April), Caitlin Kinnunen (Tonya), Bart Mather (Travis) and Jim Schubin (Scotty).

The musical features a book by Brett Smock, who also directs, and music and lyrics by Drew Brody.

"Duncan Mudge has just lost his mother and is grappling with the emotional vacuum and a despondent, grief-stricken father," according to press notes. "A small town in Vermont and its close-knit inhabitants weave in and out of his journey, creating a gripping portrait of family, loss, acceptance and what lies beneath in rural, adolescent America. The Mudge Boy addresses issues of teen and family violence, bullying and cruelty while deconstructing the voyage to identity faced by every teenager."



Industry folk interested in attending the reading should email themudgeboyreading@gmail.com.