Peter Van Wagner, Justin Robertson, Shelley Thomas & More Join 'ELIOT NESS...' Reading, 4/8 & 10

Peter Van Wagner, Justin Robertson, Shelley Thomas & More Join 'ELIOT NESS...' Reading, 4/8 & 10

Peter Van Wagner, Justin Robertson, Shelley Thomas, Ian Etheridge, David Scott Purdy, Tim Ewing, Darren Mathias, Jesse Manocherian, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Emily Leonard, Marissa Miller will join Adam Monley, Robert Cuccioli, Dominic Nolfi and Mamie Parris in "ELIOT NESS...", it was announced today.

The Directors Company in association with Chase Miskin will present a musical reading of "ELIOT NESS..." book by Peter Ullian, music and lyrics by Robert Lindsey-Nassif, original co-adaptation by Nick Corley, musical direction by Adam Souza and directed by Michael Parva on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00pm and Thursday, April 10 at 12:00pm and 3:00pm. The reading is being presented at New 42nd Street Studios.

Based on Peter Ullian's "In the Shadow of the Terminal Tower," "ELIOT NESS...," is part psychological mystery, part film noir, is a new musical that follows one of America's legendary folk heroes after his success in Chicago as he grapples with dirty Cleveland politics and one of the most sensational killing sprees in the nation's history.

The Directors Company (Producer: Michael Parva, Artistic Director; Leah Michalos, Managing Director) is an award-winning nonprofit theatre company with an extraordinary record in its mission to develop and produce groundbreaking new plays and musicals. Recently: Jericho by Jack Canfora, directed by Evan Bergman; Murder in the First, by Dan Gordon, directed by Michael Parva; Irena's Vow, by Dan Gordon, directed by Michael Parva debuted Off-Broadway before transferring to the Walter Kerr on Broadway (Outer Critics Circle Nom. for Outstanding New Broadway Play), Bad Girls, by Joyce Carol Oats, featuring Merritt Wever, directed by Susana Tubert; 3hree, originally produced and developed at TDC as part of the Hal Prince Musical Theater Program; The Passion of Frida Kahlo featuring Priscilla Lopez, directed by Michael John Garcés; and Bat Boy: The Musical, directed by Scott Schwartz www.directorscompany.org.

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