New Musical Falling for Make Believe Explores Troubled Relationship of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
10 Jul 2014
The York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series continues July 10 with the New York premiere of the new musical Falling for Make Believe.
Directed by Kent Nicholson with music direction by Ian Weinberger, the six-member cast features Jenny Ashman, Joe Iconis, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Ryan Reilly, Alan Schmuckler and Michael Winther. Show time is 3 PM.
Falling for Make Believe was written by Mark Saltzman with music arrangements by Keith Harrison.
"For the first time," press notes state, "the story of the troubled relationship of the legendary Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart songwriting team is dramatized on stage in the new musical, Falling for Make Believe, featuring 22 of their most memorable, most iconic masterpieces of music and rhyme."
The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s is located on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue. The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.
Reservations can be made by visiting the website at www.yorktheatre.org, or by calling the York Theatre Company Box Office at (212) 935-5820.
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