Lindsay Mendez, Ben Crawford, Erin Mackey Set for Reading of In Transit; Christopher Gattelli Directs
By Andrew Gans
Newsies Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will direct and choreograph two invitation-only staged readings of In Transit, the a cappella musical presented by Primary Stages in 2010.
Producers Janet B. Rosen and Christina Papagjika will present the Oct. 12 readings, which will feature the talents of Adam Bashian as Chris, Moya Campbell as Ms. Williams, Ben Crawford as Nate, Justin Keyes as Trent, Erin Mackey as Ali, Lindsay Mendez as Jane and Chesney Snow as Boxman.
In Transit features book, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russell Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth.
In this fresh take on the modern musical, press notes state, "seven performers take on multiple roles and create every note with their own voices for a rich theatrical experience unlike anything you've seen (or heard) on stage before. Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway, In Transit follows an aspiring actress, a fledgling financier, a street-savvy beatboxer, a cab driver, and others as they find their way in New York City. The result is a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the City that never stands still."
In Transit was originally produced Off-Broadway in fall 2010 by Primary Stages at 59E59. The limited-run engagement began previews on Sept. 21, 2010, and officially opened Oct. 5, 2010, to positive reviews and was awarded the 2011 Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Ensemble.”
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