Matthew Robinson's Atlantis Musical, With Eric Michael Krop, Edward Watts, Lynne Wintersteller, Has Oct. 15 NYC Reading
By Michael Gioia
Atlantis, a new musical featuring a book, music and lyrics by Australian composer Matthew Robinson, has an industry-only reading Oct. 15 in New York City. Former Godspell cast member Eric Michael Krop stars.
Featuring musical direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes, the cast also includes Heather Brorsen, Lynne Wintersteller (A Grand Night for Singing), Edward Watts (Scandalous), Stacia Fernandez (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Crystal Mosser, MiG Ayesa (Rock of Ages), Kaye Tuckerman, Michael Valentine, Elizabeth Stiles and Kevin Russell Rose.
Atlantis, writer Robinson told Playbill.com, "charts the final two weeks leading up to the destruction of the long lost island nation."
The show underwent two NYC developmental readings in September and October 2012 with feedback from Stephen Schwartz and representatives from Disney Theatrical Productions, Manhattan Theatre Club and Stuart Thompson Productions.
Composer, lyricist and performer Robinson is the recipient of Australia's Pratt Prize for Music Theatre. His musical Metro Street received its Australian and South Korean premieres in 2009 produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Arts Asia Pacific and Power Arts. His other works include Happy People, which he developed with mentorship from Schwartz (Wicked), and the musical revue Sing On Through Tomorrow.
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