Michael Cerveris Will Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Goree Girls | Playbill

News Michael Cerveris Will Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Goree Girls Two-time Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris will star in an invitation-only industry reading of the new musical The Goree Girls, about the inmates of a women's prison who form a rock band.

The reading will be held Dec. 17 and is not open to the public. The Goree Girls has book and lyrics by Michael Bradley and music by Artie Sievers.

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Directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe, with musical direction by Ryan McCurdy, the show is, according to production notes, "inspired by a true story about a group of women at the Goree State Farm, an all-women’s penitentiary [in Depression-era Texas], who form a band and become an overnight sensation through a prison-based radio program. In their newfound fame, they dream of being pardoned and set free. A story of hope and redemption, The Goree Girls is Chicago meets 'Orange is the New Black' with a country twang."

Cerveris, who is currently continuing to give his Tony Award-winning performance as Bruce in Broadway's Fun Home, will appear opposite Ephie Aardema (Bridges of Madison County), Sydney Blaxill (The Nomad), Theresa Burns, Josh Davis (Beautiful), Ben Estus (The Book of Mormon), Daniel Everidge (FOUND), Haley Jones, Sara Kapner (Bare), Stephen Lyons, Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots), Lauren Patten (Fun Home), Jacqueline Petroccia (Always….Patsy Cline), Becca Ballenger (Masterworks' A Midsummer Nights' Dream), Brittane Rowe and Erikka Walsh (Once).

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