Beth Leavel, Robert Cuccioli, Sally Struthers & More Set for THE FIRST GENTLEMAN Reading, 9/16-17
A reading of the new musical comedy, The First Gentleman, will begin rehearsals September 9th in New York with culminating performances on September 16th and 17th. The show features Book and Lyrics by David Howard, Music by Bret Simmons.
When West Virginia's senator, Kathryn Noel Cassidy (Beth Leavel), is elected the first female President of the United States, her husband Russell (Robert Cuccioli), becomes the first First Gentleman as the entire family copes with what it means to be thrust into the limelight and how being the ultimate "working mom" effects their 15 year old son, Steven.
As Russell's Chief of Staff (Sally Struthers) guides Russell through the traditions of hosting the Inaugural Tea and choosing china patterns, Steven is struggling with the intense scrutiny of his new fish bowl existence. First Gentleman combines broad comedy with the poignant story of balancing work and family. When Steven makes a really bad decision that could derail his mother's presidency, Russell realizes that his most important job is being Steven's father, leaving Kathryn to take on the challenge of being the leader of the free world.
Starring Tony Award winning actress, Beth Leavel as the first Female President of the United States and her husband, "The First Gentleman", Tony Award nominated Actor Robert Cuccioli. The show also features Emmy Award winning Actress Sally Struthers as The First Gentleman's Chief of Staff along with Janine DeVita, Jessica Dillan, Nick Wyman, Jim Brochu, Jane Blass, Jody Reynard, Kristofer McNeeley, Inga Ballard, Josh Pins, Whitney Cooper, Richard Cerato, Vincent Corazza, Rory Donovan, Hannah Simmons, and Alyssa Simmons completing the ensemble.
For more information, find us on Facebook at The First Gentleman. Or visit our website at www.thefirstgentlemanmusical.com.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride