Susan Anderson and Marc Segan will produce. The readings will take place on at 12 PM and 4 PM at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street). The show is based on a 1951 Ealing Studios comedy starring Alec Guinness. Foster, who played Bobby Strong in Kotis and Hollmann's hit musical Urinetown, will play the lead role of Sidney Stratton in the duo's latest effort. Powers will play the sly daughter of a major textile industrialist, who unknowlingly assists Stratton in his creation of a fabric that never needs to be cleaned—an invention that sparks a crisis in the British textile industry.
Also in the cast are John Horton, John Schiappa, Kristie Dale Sanders, Ian Brennan, Wayne Pretlow and Amy Jo Philips. The ensemble for the reading is comprised of Rachel Coloff, Christina Longobordi, Renee Brna, and Danielle Ferland.
Admission is by invitation only.
Foster and Kerry Butler, the erstwhile stars of Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors, joined Michael Rupert in a workshop of The Man in the White Suit this past June at New York Stage and Film at Vassar College.
This will be Kotis and Hollmann's first full musical effort since the duo won Tony Awards for Urinetown.