Tony Winner Christopher Gattelli Will Direct Staged Reading of A Cappella Musical In Transit | Playbill

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News Tony Winner Christopher Gattelli Will Direct Staged Reading of A Cappella Musical In Transit Newsies Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will direct and choreograph an upcoming staged reading of In Transit, the a cappella musical presented by Primary Stages in 2010, according to an Equity casting notice.

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Christina Papagjika and Janet Rosen are producing the presentations, which are scheduled for Oct. 11-12.

In Transit features book, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russell Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth.

"In this fresh take on the modern musical," according to previous Primary Stages press notes, "seven performers take on multiple roles and create every note with their own voices for a rich theatrical experience unlike anything you've ever seen (or heard) on stage before. Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway, In Transit follows an aspiring actress, a fledgling financier, a street-savvy beatboxer, a cab driver, and others as they find their way in New York City. The result is a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the City that never stands still."

Jason Howland is the musical supervisor; Deke Sharon is the vocal arranger.

"The entire musical is a cappella," according to the casting notice. "This is an ensemble piece. All must be exceptional musicians...All actors (other than the one playing Boxman) play multiple characters. Seeking a multicultural cast; a true 'melting pot' of NYC."


The Primary Stages production, directed by Joe Calarco, featured Steve French as Bass, Celisse Henderson as Alto/Regina, Hannah Laird as Soprano/Ali, Chesney Snow as Boxman, Graham Stevens as Baritone/Nate, Denise Summerford as Mezzo/Jane and Tommar Wilson as Tenor/Trent.


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