Reading of 54: The Musical, with N'Kenge, Adam Enright and More, Presented March 30
30 Mar 2014
A reading of the Broadway-bound 54: The Musical is presented March 30 at TADA! Theater by Emerging Artists Theatre.
Conceived and written by Renée Bang Allen, the new musical features a score of disco hits and cult classics from the golden age of Studio 54.
Directed by Jonathan Warman with choreography by Liz Piccoli and musical direction by Michael Greco, the reading includes N'Kenge, Adam Enright, DJ Bucciarelli, Lexi Rhoades, Andromeda Turre, Gavyn Pickens, James Michael Reilly, Xander Chauncey, Stephane Duret, Thay Floyd, Andrew Baldwin and Kevin Sullivan. Marci Skolnick is the stage manager for the 7 PM event.
"A vibrantly colorful yet gritty love story set in the New York funk and disco scene of the 1970s," 54, The Musical, press notes state, "takes you past the velvet ropes to become part of the glitter-soaked excitement. Follow two interracial couples navigating drugs, sexual liberties, changing musical paradigms and death, all within the walls of the most notorious discotheque of all time, Studio 54."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.