N'Kenge, Aaron LaVigne, James Jackson Jr., Renée Bang Allen Set for Reading of 54: The Musical

Casting has been announced for the March 30 reading of the Broadway-bound 54: The Musical, which will be presented at TADA! Theater by Emerging Artists Theatre.

Conceived and written by Renée Bang Allen, the new musical features a score of disco hits and cult classics from the golden age of Studio 54. Directed by Jonathan Warman with choreography by Mark Stuart and musical direction by Michael Greco, the reading will include N'Kenge, Aaron LaVigne, James Jackson Jr., Renée Bang Allen, DJ Bucciarelli, Thay Floyd, Andrew Baldwin, Lexi Rhoades, Andromeda Turre, Gavyn Pickens, James Michael Reilly, Xander Chauncey and Stephane Duret. Marci Skolnick is the stage manager for the 7 PM event.

"A vibrantly colorful yet gritty love story set in the New York funk and disco scene of the 1970s," 54, The Musical, press notes state, "takes you past the velvet ropes to become part of the glitter-soaked excitement. Follow two interracial couples navigating drugs, sexual liberties, changing musical paradigms and death, all within the walls of the most notorious discotheque of all time, Studio 54."

TADA! Theater is located at 15 W. 28th Street, between Broadway and 5th Ave. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/595799. For more information visit www.54themusical.com.