Vivian Reed and Deborah Cox Will Star in Workshop Production of Countess of Storyville

By Andrew Gans
December 11, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre and The Countess of Storyville, LLC will present a developmental workshop of the new musical The Countess of Storyville Feb. 12-14, 2014, at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre.



Storyville, which was penned by R.M. Cohen (book), Martin Silvestri (music) and Joel Higgins (lyrics), will be directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett.

The cast will be led by Tony Award nominee Vivian Reed and Grammy Award nominee Deborah Cox with Enrique Acevedo, Jeremy Benton, Lawrence Clayton, Peter Cormican, Brittney Lee Hamilton, Jamie LaVerdiere, Doreen Montalvo and Paul Schoeffler. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The Countess of Storyville, according to press notes, "tells the mystery-laden tale of 'Countess' Willie Dupree, a celebrated Parisian prostitute, on the occasion of her 1910 return to New Orleans, the city of her birth, where her mother was executed for murder years earlier. Dupree is about to open a sumptuous new bordello in the Storyville red light district, the demimonde saturated in race and revolution, sex and secrecy - and voodoo."

The creative team comprises Dana Kenn (sets), Dustin Cross (costumes/props), Jason Kantrowitz (lights), Carl Casella (sound), Glen Kinnaird (technical director) and Dave Pepin (musical director).

Show times will be Feb. 12 at 7 PM, Feb. 13 at 2 PM and 7 PM, Feb. 14 at 1 PM and Feb. 15 at 2 PM.

Tickets are free. For reservations call (212) 563-2565 or email boxoffice@amasmusical.org. The Peter J. Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42nd Street.