Casting Announced for Industry Reading of New Rock Musical Empty City

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02 Jun 2014

An industry reading of the new rock musical Empty City will be presented June 13 at 1:30 PM at The Davenport Theatre in Manhattan.



The cast will feature Kay Trinidad, Jason Gotay and Jeigh Madjus with Karl Josef Co, John Rua, Alyssa Gomez, Ester Barroso-Guerzon, Adam Kaokept, Paul Heesang Miller, Kristen Oei, Carla Ogden, Jay Paranada, Don Darryl Rivera, Deanna Taguinaga and Scott Wantanabe.

Empty City has music and lyrics by Josh Sassanella.

Richard Amelius will direct the reading with musical direction by Audra Cramer. The reading will be stage-managed by Larry Smiglewski.

Empty City, according to press notes, "follows the characters of Bophana and Ly as they return from university to learn their parents have arranged them to be married. As they try to choose between tradition and aspiration, their country falls to the occupation of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Families are torn apart, citizens are enslaved and the hope of an agrarian-based society quickly ignites a Cambodian genocide. Set to a contemporary rock score, the pair and their lifelong friend, Bou fight for the legacy of their country and the hope of their future."

The Davenport Theatre is located on West 45th Street. For additional information email emptycitythemusical@yahoo.com.