BRAVE NEW WORLD Reading Will Feature Colin Hanlon, Kyle Dean Massey, Emma Hunton and More
Brave New World Enterprises, LLC has completed casting for its pre-Broadway workshop table reading of the new musical based on Aldous Huxley's novel, BRAVE NEW WORLD.
Featured in the BRAVE NEW WORLD cast are Colin Hanlon as Mond, Kyle Dean Massey as John, Nick Blaemire as Bernard, Josh Segarra as Helmholtz, Darren Ritchie as The Director, Emma Hunton as Lenina and Jennifer Simard as Linda.
The BRAVE NEW WORLD ensemble will include Krystina Alabado, Cameron Adams, JANINE BERNESEN, Paul Canaan, Erica Dorfler, Janet Krupin, , Matt Lutz, RENEE MARINO, TASO MIKROULIS, Paolo Montalban, Kyle Post and Eric Ulloa.
Ben Andron wrote the book, adapted from the classic by Huxley. Jonnie Rockwell wrote the music & lyrics. Nick Messitte wrote the additional lyrics. Daryl Eisenberg, CSA is the casting director. Aaron Grant of Aaron Grant THEATRICAL, INC is the General Manager.
Published in 1932, Aldous Huxley's novel stunned the literary world, shocked international religious leaders, flew off the shelves in the countries that did not ban its sale and eventually captured the attention of Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and John Lennon. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked BRAVE NEW WORLD fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century.
Five hundred years in the future, there is no war; no disease; no poverty. But perfection comes at a price. In order to maintain social stability, humanity has been stripped of the very things that make us human. True love has been replaced with free sex, art and faith have been replaced with mindless sport and distraction and citizens are brainwashed and drugged into a perpetual state of happiness. Humans don't even reproduce anymore; they are hatched in test tubes to avoid the dangers of family. But there are places - savage reservations - where people still live according to the "old" ways. These savages are fenced in and know nothing of the outside world, until one such savage - John - is given special permission to leave and experience the wonders of civilization. Two worlds collide in Huxley's provocative story about love, humanity and loss, set against the backdrop of a world where the most dangerous thing you can do, is to have an original thought.