Beyond the Music Readings to Feature Rob Bartlett, Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Clarke, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Dee Hoty

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05 Sep 2012

Krystal Joy Brown
Krystal Joy Brown
Photo by Michael McAuliffe

Casting has been announced for the Sept. 10-11 invitation-only readings of the new musical Beyond the Music.

The cast will include Rob Bartlett, Krystal Joy Brown, Andrew Call, Katie Rose Clarke, Jay Armstrong Johnson and three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty with Shelby Bartelstein, Jarid Faubel, Kevin Pariseau, Eliseo Roman, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Laura L. Thomas, Mariand Torres and Alex Wyse.

Beyond the Music features book and direction by Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg and a pop-rock score by multiple Emmy Award winner Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz.

The new musical, according to press notes, follows the "journey of Casey, a fast-rising singer/songwriter, as she strives to make her way in the music business. Sacrificing her personal life for her career, Casey is finally making the right connections and paving her way to the top. She is on the verge of her first big break when she discovers it’s not so easy to separate her passion for music from her relationships, and she is betrayed by those she loves."

Beyond the Music features additional material by Scott Elmegreen with music direction and arrangements by Fred Lassen. The stage manager for the reading is Pamela A. Edington.