Craig Ramsay, Matt Loehr, Brian Childers and Mark Price Set for Reading of New Musical Kiss From Alexander
By Andrew Gans
Dennis Grimaldi Productions will present industry readings of the new musical fantasy A Kiss From Alexander May 21 at Shetler Studios in Manhattan.
Denis Jones will direct the 1 PM and 4 PM readings, which will feature the talents of Craig Ramsay, Matt Loehr, Brian Childers, Mark Price, Barry Busby, Travis Nesbitt, Tony Niedenbach and Cedric Lieba.
A Kiss From Alexander has book and lyrics by Stephan de Ghelder and music by Brad Simmons. Thomas Recktenwald is stage manager.
The show is described as "an Off-Off-Broadway musical featuring the historical Alexander the Great as an over-the-top, gay party boy gets back to him in the afterlife. Not amused, he returns to earth - as a temporary mortal - to right the wrongs created by attractive director/writer Nick Matthews. When boy meets demigod things are never what they seem in this romantic musical fantasy set in New York's contemporary theatre scene."
A Kiss From Alexander, which premiered at Chicago's Bailiwick Theatre directed by David Zak, received a Jeff nomination for Best New Musical, 2005.
An Off-Broadway production is planned.
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