Mara Davi, Steve Blanchard, et al. Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Reading, 3/31


On Saturday, March 31, 2012, producer Ken Davenport (Godspell) will present a private industry reading of the new musical SOMEWHERE IN TIME, based on the 1980 Universal Motion Picture of the same name by Richard Matheson.

Directed by Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Jane Eyre), SOMEWHERE IN TIME features a book by Richard Matheson, music by Doug Katsaros (A...My Name is Alice, Moby Dick) and lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz (The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The History of War).

SOMEWHERE IN TIME is the story of Richard Collier, who falls in love with the portrait of a woman, and travels back in time to be with her.

"I've been working on SOMEWHERE IN TIME for a few years now, and I'm so excited to have finally assembled such a wonderful team of artists for this beloved property," said Davenport. "Like the story's lead character, we're about to embark on a wonderful journey. And I can't wait to see where it takes us."

The March 31 presentation of SOMEWHERE IN TIME features Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific) as Richard, Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Elise and Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast) as Robinson, with all other roles played by Liz Bachman, Carolee Goodgold, Michael Hance, Michael Pesce, James Sasser, Tina Stafford, Jessica Vosk and Jim Walton.

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RICHARD MATHESON (Book). The New York Times bestseller Richard Matheson is the author of many classic novels and short stories of suspense, fantasy, horror and science fiction, including I Am Legend, Somewhere in Time, The Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, Duel and What Dreams May Come. His latest novel is Other Kingdoms. Many of his works have been produced for feature and television films, often based on his own adaptations. Matheson also wrote fourteen of the original "Twilight Zone" episodes. A Grand Master of Horror and past winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement, Matheson is also the recipient of an Edgar, Hugo, Golden Spur, and the Writer's Guild Awards. He lives in Calabasas, California.

Doug Katsaros (Music) B'way: Conductor for Footloose, Arranger for The Life, The Rocky Horror Show, Welcome to the Club. Off-B'way: Conductor for Toxic Avenger, Arranger for Altar Boyz. Composer for Moby Dick, Elizabeth & Essex, Abie's Island Rose, A...My Name Is Alice, Diamonds. Gold and Platinum CDs: Frank Sinatra, Gloria Estefan, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Kiss, Aerosmith, Richie Havens, Judy Collins, Peter Paul & Mary, Todd Rundgren, Michael Bolton, Cher, Sinéad O'Connor, Bon Jovi, etc. TV Scores: "The Tick," "Mancuso FBI," "The Jim Henson Hour," "Sesame Street."

Film Scores: If Lucy Fell, Star Crystal, Me and the Mob. Other: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Macy's Fourth of July & Thanksgiving Day parade.