Reading of Sounds Like Love, Unproduced Play With Music, to Feature Erin Davie, Megan Sikora and Claybourne Elder
By Adam Hetrick
Erin Davie, Megan Sikora and Claybourne Elder will be part of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s developmental reading of the unproduced 1955 play-with-music Sounds Like Love, which will take place Dec. 3 in Manhattan.
Penned by Arnold B. Horwitt (Make Mine Manhattan, Plain and Fancy), Sounds Like Love has songs by Horwitt, Tony Award winner Albert Hague (Plain and Fancy, The Fig Leaves Are Falling) and Grammy Award winner Allan Sherman (The Fig Leaves Are Falling).
UnsungMusicalsCo. dedicates its programming to investigating and re-shaping rarely-seen musicals for contemporary audiences. Artistic director and founder Ben West will stage the free 6 PM reading on Dec. 3 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Here's how it's billed: "Set in a zany music publishing office in the heart of New York City, Sounds Like Love follows a bright-eyed young songwriter from Tennessee who dreams of making it in the Big Apple. Love triangles, lunatic cowboys and magical melodies abound in this madcap romantic comedy."
The cast features Davie (A Little Night Music, Grey Gardens), Sikora (Curtains, How to Succeed...), Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show), John Behlmann (Wild Animals You Should Know, The 39 Steps), Becky Gulsvig (Legally Blonde), Matt Lutz (Bonnie & Clyde) and Christy McIntosh (Evil Dead: The Musical).
Additional casting is expected.
This coming winter UnsungMusicalsCo. will also stage Hague and Sherman's The Fig Leaves Are Falling for a limited run at the Connelly Theatre.
Admission to the reading is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit UnsungMusicals.org.
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