Allies features a book by actress Celina Carvajal (Tarzan, Radiant Baby) and Maggie F. Levin, who drew from the catalogue of the music duo Heart to create the show's score. Samuel Buggeln directs the 9 PM reading at BLVD. The cast includes Carvajal, Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera) and Chris Hall (Twist). Ryan Bogner will read stage directions.
The evening features musical direction by Scissor Sisters arranger and pianist Paul Leschen.
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, who were all involved in the award-winning New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Bedbugs!!!
Reservations for the free reading are available by visiting alliesthemusical.com. BLVD. is located at 199 Bowery (at Spring Street) in lower Manhattan.