Broadway Stars Lineup for Reading of New WWII Musical The Dance

Northwest Inkwell will present a reading of the new WWII musical The Dance next month in Manhattan.

Derek Klena
Derek Klena

Conceived and written by James Langston Drake, the industry reading will be directed by Robert Hunt with music direction by Brad Simmons.

The cast will feature Tony nominee Liz Callaway, Derek Klena and Marissa McGowan with Jim Newman, Brian Charles Johnson, Caitlin Kinnunen, Bryan Hunt, Trent Mills, Marissa Neitling, Kelly Sheehan and Kent Zimmerman.

Drake, according to press notes, penned the musical "in an effort to honor a generation of heroes who have lived for years in silence about the struggles they faced in the 1940s. This amazing generation moved forward after the hardships of a world war and never looked back."

The new musical follows the struggles of four friends after the events of Pearl Harbor unfold.