Bartlett, Birdsong, Oscar, Rudetsky and Wills Set for Road to Qatar! Reading

News   Bartlett, Birdsong, Oscar, Rudetsky and Wills Set for Road to Qatar! Reading
Two by-invitation-only staged readings of the new musical comedy The Road to Qatar! will be presented April 18 at Chelsea Studios.
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Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct the 1 and 4:30 PM readings. The cast will boast the talents of Rob Bartlett (Little Shop of Horrors), Mary Birdsong (Martin Short-Fame Becomes Me, Hairspray), Brad Oscar (The Producers, Spamalot), Seth Rudetsky (The Ritz) and Ray Wills (The Producers). The Road to Qatar! features book and lyrics by Stephen Cole and music by David Krane. Michael Bottari and Ron Case are the designers for the upcoming readings.

"One day three years ago," Qatar! press notes state, "both Stephen Cole and David Krane (who did not know each other at the time) received an email that read: 'We want you write musical. How much?' This began an unbelievable but true journey that introduced the two 'short Jews' to an alien world of camels, deserts and crazy Egyptian theatrical producers. During the course of this crazy Arab adventure, Stephen and David starred in their own personal Bob Hope-Bing Crosby 'road picture' that took them to Dubai, Qatar, London, Bratislava and back to the USA after writing and presenting a huge original musical for the Emir of Qatar and one thousand of his invited guests. When they returned, they had no other choice but to write their story in the only way they knew how: as a musical! The names have all been changed, but the story is totally true."

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