Max Von Essen to Lead Industry Readings of GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Noted Entertainment attorney, Eric S. Goldman, will present two industry readings of Billy Butler's GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, on Monday, February 4th at 6pm & Tuesday, February 5th at 11am at the 45th Street Theatre, in preparation for a future Off-Broadway run. The readings are produced in association with aka Studio Productions, Louis Hobson and Seattle's Balagan Theatre. The production is directed by award winning director Rachel Klein "the Mistress of the Macabre" (FlavorPill Magazine). Aaron Grant serves as Executive Producer with Kelvin Productions as General Manager.
Heading the cast will be Broadway star Max von Essen (Evita, Les Miserables, Dance of the Vampires & the internet sensation Submissions Only). He is joined by fellow Broadway stars Jason Gotay (Bring it On - Broadway & National Tour), Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage - Broadway & National Tour) & Billy Tighe (Wicked - National Tour, La Cage - National Tour). The ensemble is rounded out with Wade Elkins (Blue Man Group - Chicago), Megan Kane & Maggie Politi. Composer Billy Butler & his band The Monster Makers will lead the cast with a live rock set.
Written by Dane E. Leeman (book) & Billy Butler (book, music & lyrics), GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN is a rock n'roll fairy tale that follows the exploits of four college friends on one fateful Halloween night at a very unconventional Monsters Ball. This ensemble driven horror-tinged musical is a universal tale about coming of age, coming out of the closet & coming back from the dead.
Originally produced as a workshop at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN'S journey includes a developmental production as part of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival & the inaugural iStar Theatre Lab, July 16 through August 5, 2012, in New York City, which was also directed by Rachel Klein. As with the 2009 NYMF production, these upcoming industry readings are cast by Daryl Eisenberg.