Workshop of Countess of Storyville, With Vivian Reed and Deborah Cox, Begins Feb. 12

By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
12 Feb 2014

Deborah Cox
Deborah Cox

A workshop of  the New Orleans-set musical The Countess of Storyville, featuring Vivian Reed and Deborah Cox, begins Feb. 12  at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Storyville, which was penned by R.M. Cohen (book), Martin Silvestri (music) and Joel Higgins (lyrics), is directed by Tony nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett.

In addition to Tony Award nominee Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and Grammy Award nominee Cox (Jekyll & Hyde), the cast features Enrique Acevedo (Giant), Jeremy Benton (42nd Street), Gavin Gregory (Porgy and Bess), Peter Cormican (Lady in the Dark), Brittney Lee Hamilton (Cookin’), Jamie Laverdiere (Memphis), Doreen Montalvo (In the Heights), Paul Schoeffler (Rock of Ages), Cleve Asbury (How To Succeed…), Breanna Bartley (Black Nativity Now), Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot), Liam James Daniels (Pilot Fish), Leah Edwards (Master Class), Sydney Harcourt (The Lion King), Christine LaDuca (Distant Thunder), Kevin B. McGlynn (Flambe Dreams), Kate Marilley (Billy Elliot), Joshua Price (Freckleface Strawberry), Bruce Sabath (Company) and Kit Treece (A Chorus Line).

The Countess of Storyville, according to press notes, "tells the mystery-laden tale of 'Countess' Willie Dupree, a celebrated Parisian prostitute, on the occasion of her 1910 return to New Orleans, the city of her birth, where her mother was executed for murder years earlier. Dupree is about to open a sumptuous new bordello in the Storyville red light district, the demimonde saturated in race and revolution, sex and secrecy - and voodoo."



The creative team comprises Dana Kenn (sets), Dustin Cross (costumes/props), Jason Kantrowitz (lights), Carl Casella (sound), Glen Kinnaird (technical director) and Jason Yarcho (musical director).

Show times are Feb. 12 at 7 PM, Feb. 13 at 2 PM and 7 PM, Feb. 14 at 1 PM and Feb. 15 at 2 PM.

Tickets are free. For reservations call (212) 563-2565 or email boxoffice@amasmusical.org. The Peter J. Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42nd Street.