Margo Seibert, Theresa McCarthy and Thom Sesma Set for Developmental Reading of New Musical Tamar of the River

By Andrew Gans
February 14, 2013

Prospect Theater Company will present a developmental reading of the new musical Tamar of the River Feb. 18 at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew.

The cast will feature Margo Seibert as Tamar, Theresa McCarthy and Thom Sesma with Margot Bassett, Joshua Boone, Maggie Brothers, Troy Burton, Billy Hepfinger, Carleen Kirksey, Raphael Sacks, Hana Slevin, Marrick Smith, Hansel Tan and percussionist Shane Shanahan.

The new musical has music and book by Marisa Michelson and book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. The reading will be directed by Daniel Goldstein.

"In a war-torn world where the East and West are divided by a River red with blood, one young woman is called to raise her voice," according to press notes. "As Tamar sets out single-mindedly in pursuit of peace, she journeys to a foreign land, finding a new family and unexpected love. Each decision that brings her closer to her goal also becomes a choice she struggles to justify and accept."

Mark Evans is the musical director. Liz Richards is the stage manager. Molly Cohen is the assistant stage manager. Kristin Dwyer is the associate producer.

The West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew is located at 263 West 86th St.

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