Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges Will Direct New Musical Reading of A Woman On Top July 9

News   Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges Will Direct New Musical Reading of A Woman On Top July 9
Tony nominee Dan Knechtges will direct an invited industry reading of A Woman On Top – a new musical inspired by Hillary Clinton – starring Karen Mason (Mamma Mia) and Marni Nixon (Nine, Follies) July 9-10 at New 42nd Street Studios (229 W. 42nd Street).

Joining Mason and Nixon are Reathel Bean (Caroline, Or Change), Frank Vlastnik (A Year with Frog & Toad) and Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits by Joe Iconis).

A Woman On Top has music by Rhonda Kess, lyrics by Rhonda Kess and Dale Kiken and a book by Dale Kiken.

The show is billed as follows, "Senator Virginia Stanton has had it all: career, marriage, family, success, and divorce. Reaching toward her ultimate goal, Virginia seeks the Presidential nomination of her party while her ex-husband, Governor George Reitman, seeks the same for the opposition leaving them locked in a series of political arm wrestling matches that tests them both. The Ghost of English Suffragette Minnie Lansbury makes a surprise visit to the 'green room,' leading Virginia through a series of dreams of her life’s journey. Minnie reminds Virginia of the great support and solace she received from her immigrant Grandfather Max who, as it turns out, shared some history with Minnie back in England. The Ghosts of some famous American Suffragettes also appear to bolster Minnie’s tale. Having raised her daughter Lindsey as a single mother, Virginia confronts the difficulties of a teenager from a split family who yearns for a mother and not a politician. Who will win this tugging match between Virginia and George? And will there be a clear winner?"

Industry members interested in attending should email and indicate their affiliation.

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