Reading of Going Hollywood, Starring Vicki Lewis, Adam Wylie, Anneliese van der Pol and Tim Martin Gleason, Presented Jan. 22-23
22 Jan 2014
Anneliese van der Pol
A staged reading of the musical comedy Going Hollywood, inspired by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, plays the Barnsdall Gallery Theater in California Jan. 22-23 as part of the Festival of New American Musicals.
Going Hollywood is adapted from Kaufman and Hart's 1930 Broadway comedy Once in a Lifetime, which marked their first collaboration.
The musical is by Joe Leonardo and Tony Award winner David Zippel (lyricist and co-librettist) and Jonathan Sheffer (composer).
"We've been eager to present Going Hollywood for some time," Festival co-executive producer Marcia Seligson said in a previous statement. "This is the West Coast premiere of one of the marvelous hidden treasures of musical theatre."
The creation of Once in a Lifetime is the subject of Hart's memoir, "Act One," which has been adapted into a play written and directed by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine. Act One begins performances March 20 on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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