Staged readings of the new musical Pumped are presented Sept. 26-27 at the Roundabout Theater Rehearsal Studios in Manhattan.
Pumped has music and lyrics by Kyle Ewalt and Michael Ian Walker (Bromance: the Dudesical) and a book by JD Jacobson and Nicole Jacobson.
Directed by Evan Pappas with musical direction and arrangements by Adriá Barbosa, the readings feature the talents of Autumn Hurlbert, Luba Mason, AJ Shively and Lenny Wolpe with Lisa Birnbaum, Zachary Clause, Kevin Curtis, Tessa Faye, Jake Mendes, Ashley Park, CJ Pawlikowski, Jacqueline Petroccia, Todd Thurston, Andromeda Turre and Vicki Van Tassel. Casting is by Michael Cassara, CSA.
Marla Woodhill presents the invitation-only readings of Pumped, which, press notes state, tells the story of "Gloria (Hurlbert), a fashion-challenged MBA graduate, who must succeed in the shoe salon of a renowned NYC retailer in order to fulfill her late mother’s dreams. When the store is threatened by a ruthless private equity firm, Gloria, helped by a trio of talking pumps, must take a risk, find her passion, and above all, be true to her shoes."
The musical was recently seen in Theatre Resources Unlimited’s First Act Feedback Fest.