Concert Version of New Anti-Bullying Musical Home Work Will Be Presented at New World Stages; Cast Announced
By Andrew Gans
A one-night-only reading and concert of Home Work, a new anti-bullying musical, will be presented May 20, 2014, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages, Stage 2.
The cast will feature Haden Rider (as All-American quarterback Clint Walker), Phil Sloves (as country boy and partier Scooter Bailey), Tanner Bollinger (as powerhouse linebacker Rusty Wilkes), Marina Espinoza (as free-spirited Zoey), Livvy Marcus (as head cheerleader Stephanie West) , Dan Hoy (as Student Council President Dawson McCartney), James Sanders (as the class clown Biff), Mark Jammal (as the preppy Luke) and Carly Berg (as diva Ashley Sterling). Nicholas Holstein directs.
Home Work was penned by Nicholas B. Holstein (book writer and lyrics), Jeremy Blachman (lyrics) and Sophia E. DiGonis (music).
The new musical, according to press notes, "takes a look at the 'dark side of high school' focusing on bullying, depression, suicide, gun violence, fitting in, and relationships."
For tickets visit www.manchester-high.com.
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