Mandy Gonzalez Will Join John Davidson, André De Shields, Kevin Earley, Nancy Opel for Readings of Rockwell Musical
02 Jan 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Mandy Gonzalez (In the Heights, Wicked) has joined the cast of the upcoming staged readings of Rockwell: Life on a Palette, a new musical based on Norman Rockwell’s covers for the Saturday Evening Post that will be presented Jan. 10-11 in Manhattan.
The new musical has book and lyrics by Eleanor Albano and Anthony Barnao with music by Ron Abel.
Rockwell: Life on a Palette, according to press notes, will bring "Rockwell’s stories into a brand new arena, musical theatre. From ragtime innocence through the roaring 20s, to the tap dancing 30s, World War II big band and swing, Broadway show tunes, a rousing gospel chorus, and contemporary country, Rockwell has a score that reflects the sounds of the entire 20th century."
The staged readings will be presented by Pisces Productions with the permission of Curtis Publishing, Inc., and Norman Rockwell Licensing Company. Stage manager is Bonnie Panson, and general management is by Bespoke Theatricals.
The readings are scheduled for Jan. 10 at 4 PM and Jan. 11 at 11 AM and 4 PM. For more information and reservations, email email@example.com or call (212) 221-1122, ext. 110.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.