Through the Door is presented as part of the 2011 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series. The musical has a book by Judy Freed and music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe.
Butler ( Xanadu, Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray) will play Charlotte, with Ritchie as her husband and Stewart as the romantic prince of her dreams, Jean-Pierre.
The ensemble will include Mary Jo Mecca, Julia Hirsch, Anthony Johnson and Nicholas Wuehrmann.
David Lee will direct the 7 PM presentation with musical direction by Stuart McMeans. Kenny Howard is producer.
According to the authors, " Through the Door tells the story of Charlotte, whose has a rocky relationship with workaholic husband, Lenny. Charlotte is transported through a kitchen door to 17th century Paris, where she meets the romantic prince, Jean-Pierre."
Readings take place at the Roy Arias Theatre, located at 300 W. 43rd Street, 5th Floor, Studio 500. Admission is free. For reservations phone (212) 714-7628 or e-mail TRUVoices11@gmail.com.
The TRU Voices New Play Reading Series encourages submissions from emerging and established producers who are interested in testing the waters with a new work, and offers an opportunity for them to forge relationships with writers. TRU also accepts submissions from writers and tries to match them with a sponsoring producer for the series.