Katie Thompson, Hannah Elless, Cedric Neal and More Will Sing Creighton Irons' The Moon and the Sea in Concert

Katie Thompson, Hannah Elless and Cedric Neal are among the performers who will star in the premiere New York presentation of The Moon and the Sea, a new musical by Creighton Irons, May 5 at The Cutting Room in Manhattan.

The 7 PM concert reading will be directed by David Alpert ( If/Then, The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man) with musical direction by Mike Pettry ( Light Princess, Hardcore West Virginia).

Performers include Thompson (Off-Broadway's Giant), Elless ( Godspell, Somewhere in Time, The Other Josh Cohen), Neal ( After Midnight, Porgy and Bess), Blake Whyte ( Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Patrick Newton ( Blue Man Group) and Isaac Woofter ( War Horse).

Here's how The Moon and the Sea is billed: "A group of friends playing music on the shore witness the moon and the sea collide, crashing and rolling together in bright silver waves. Is it love? A dream? Could there be another explanation for this cataclysmic event? When they reunite on the beach years later, they find the answers in unexpected places."

Steve Sielatycki and Shoshana Feinstein produce the concert, featuring a four-piece band composed of Seth Barden (bass), Jeff Fowler (guitar), Damian Bassman (drums) and Mike Pettry (piano).

The Cutting Room is located at 44 E. 32nd Street. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show with a $20 food/drink minimum. For more information, visit TheCuttingRoomNYC.com.