Courtney Reed, Lauren Ashley Zakrin Set for FAMOUS Reading
Famous, a new musical based on Hollywood's most notoriously known murder welcomes Courtney Reed (In the Heights, Mamma Mia!) and Lauren Ashley Zakrin (MTV's Search for the Next Elle Woods Finalist, and National Tours of Legally Blonde, Wicked, and Grease) to comprise the cast of two that will breathe life to the stage reading taking place on December 12th, 7pm, at Roy Arias' Off Broadway Theatre, directed by Christine O'Grady (Hair) with music direction by Seth Weinstein.
Created by the award-winning veteran team Yvonne Adrian (book), Cheryl Stern (lyrics) and Tom Kochan (music), who received a Drama Desk Nomination for their musical The Audience (directed by Jack Cummings III), Famous tells the story of Lila (Reed) and Teresa (Zakrin), two 1940s runaways together hoping to transcend their unhappy family lives for solace and fortune in Hollywood's limelight.
Immersed in a shady world run by a crooked LAPD, despotic movie moguls, and untouchable politicians puppeteering every move leading one of the girls to fame and leaving the other girl with a crimson smile, this original musical merges a contemporary score with the film noir world to create a unique look at friendship, love, ambition and the corruption of innocent dreams.
Famous has been developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Lark Theatre and is currently being produced by Jamibeth Margolis, Christopher Massimine, and Cate Cammarata. For more information visit www.famousthemusical.com.