Readings of Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company Musical, Starring Matt Doyle, Gideon Glick, Isaiah Johnson, Begin July 26

Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater’s second Martel Musical Workshop, A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, begins performances July 26; readings continue through July 28. 

Matt Doyle
Matt Doyle

A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company features music and lyrics by Peter Lerman and a book by Simon Rich.

Directed by Michael Mayer ( Side Man, American Idiot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), the cast includes Matt Doyle ( The Book of Mormon, War Horse, Spring Awakening), Andrew Call ( Rock of Ages, American Idiot), Nicolette Robinson ("Perfect Couples," Once on This Island), Gideon Glick ( Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Spring Awakening), Nadia Quinn ( Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Gerard Canonico ( American Idiot, Spring Awakening), Matt Saldivar ( Grease, Peter and the Starcatcher), Isaiah Johnson ( Peter and the Starcatcher), Max Chernin ( Really Bad Things), Lacretta Nicole ( The Buddy Holly Story), Remy Zaken ( Spring Awakening) and Alice Lee ( Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Spring Awakening).

Here's how the show is billed: "The musical, based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, tells the story of Trey Swieskowski (Doyle), an idealistic young Brooklynite who fantasizes about becoming a superhero. Meanwhile, Astrolass, AKA 'Astroman's daughter,' (Robinson) is desperate to pack in her cape and escape the burden of her father’s legacy. When the two of them cross paths, they hatch a plan to change their lives forever."

The creative team includes music director Kimberly Grigsby ( Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Spring Awakening) and lighting consultant Kevin Adams ( American Idiot, Next to Normal, Rigoletto, Spring Awakening).

For more information, visit powerhouse.vassar.edu.