Reading of Heart Musical Allies Will Now Be Presented at BLVD

News   Reading of Heart Musical Allies Will Now Be Presented at BLVD
The premiere reading of the new rock musical Allies has announced a change of venue following the recent closure of the Zipper Factory.

The reading of the new musical, whose score draws upon the catalogue of the popular music duo Heart, will now be held Jan. 26 at BLVD., located in the Bowery. Show time is 9 PM.

Allies features a book by actress Celina Carvajal (Tarzan, Radiant Baby) and Maggie F. Levin. The presentation will have musical direction by Scissor Sisters arranger and pianist Paul Leschen and direction by Samuel Buggeln.

The cast of Allies includes Carvajal, Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera) and Chris Hall (Twist). Ryan Bogner will read stage directions.

Allies, according to press notes, is "a raw, concert-style musical about a love triangle that rocks the lives of a brother & sister. Gabby & Chris Ford are as close as struggling twenty-something siblings can be, when their bond is blown apart by the seductive – and secretive – Matt Rhode. Part live rock show - complete with roadies changing the set and a kickass lead axe – and part heartstring-plucking drama, Allies features the songs of the legendary band Heart, including hits like 'Barracuda,' 'These Dreams,' 'Crazy On You' and 'Alone.'"

Allies reunites Carvajal, Rooney, Hall, Bogner, Leschen and Buggeln, all of whom were involved in the award-winning New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Bedbugs!!! Reservations for the free reading are available by visiting BLVD. is located at 199 Bowery (at Spring Street) in lower Manhattan.

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