Caligula Readings, with Morton, Hurlbert, Bogart and Barzee, Presented July 13-14

News   Caligula Readings, with Morton, Hurlbert, Bogart and Barzee, Presented July 13-14
Two by-invitation-only readings of the new musical Caligula will be presented July 13 and 14 at New World Stages in Manhattan.
Euan Morton
Euan Morton Photo by Irene Young

Directed by Chris Presley with musical direction by David Andrews Rogers, the 3 PM readings feature the talents of Euan Morton (Taboo) in the title role with Autumn Hurlbert (MTV's "Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods"), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Aida) and Anastasia Barzee (White Christmas, Urinetown). The company comprises Nehal Joshi, David Edwards, Tiffani Barbour, Darrel Blackburn, Christina DeCicco, Christy Faber, Lucia Giannetta, Brian Golub, Kyle Harris, Todd Alan Johnson, Andrew Kober, John Eric Parker, Steve Routman, Sheri Sanders, Molly Sorohan and Mathenee Treco.

The artists will be backed by a six-piece band led by musical director David Andrews Rogers.

Caligula features book, music and lyrics by Eric Svejcar. The musical, according to press notes, "is placed in an ancient rock-and-roll theatre somewhere between the years 41 and 1973 (or perhaps both simultaneously). This particular ancient theatre just happens to somehow have electricity, a bitchin' sound system, a light show, a rock band, and costumes more in the world of Ziggy Stardust than Julius Caesar. History's most notorious tyrant takes the audience on a musical journey of murder, sensuality, heartbreak, world domination, immortality, and absurdly unmitigated ego."

Producers are Rich Affannato in association with Meri Krassner.

Caligula, with Morton, was previously seen in the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

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