Alex Newell & More Will Take Part In FAR FROM CANTERBURY Reading

An industry reading of Far From Canterbury will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 3 PM and Friday, October 19th at 11 AM in New York City. Far From Canterbury is a new musical with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Danny K Bernstein.

A reimagined telling of "The Wife of Bath's Tale" of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Far From Canterbury takes us to a world where fairy tales are considered current events, and tells the story of a shy young knight who will be sentenced to death, unless in one year, he can answer one simple riddle: "What is it that women desire most?"

FAR FROM CANTERBURY is being presented as a private industry reading in October 2018. The reading will feature direction by Charlie Johnson, music direction and arrangements by Jeff Cox, associate music direction by Jeff Theiss, Sound Design by Shannon Slaton, with Jason Brouillard as Stage Manager, Julie Soto as Assistant Stage Manager, and General Management by Benjamin Simpson and Joseph Longthorne of SL Theatricals.

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Creative Team Biographies:

Charlie Johnson (Director) - is a director, writer, and theater artist. His work has been seen in New York at the New York Musical Festival, FringeNYC, The Playroom Theater, The Triad, Feinstein's/54Below, Musical Theater Factory, and The Green Room 42. Recent direction: Pageant ( Sensible Theatre Co. ), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown ( Flat Rock Playhouse ), Plaid Tidings ( Enlightened Theatrics ), and Acts on a Roof ( Uptown Players ). He holds assisting credits with Michael Arden, Sam Buntrock, David Armstrong, and Jerry Zucker. He is the Director of New Works for Out of the Box Theatrics ( @ootbtheatrics ) and is currently developing three new musicals.

Danny K. Bernstein (Book, Music, Lyrics) - is an award-winning composer/lyricist, director, music director and pianist. His music and lyrics have been heard off-broadway, Feinstein's 54 Below, Green Room 42, Club Cumming, Prohibition, and all over New York City. NYC: Far From Canterbury (Book, Music, Lyrics) - Outstanding Overall Musical, 2015 New York International Fringe Festival, The Bishops (Book, Music, Lyrics), Danny has Friends! At The Green Room 42 (Music, Lyrics), Procrasticomposer (Music, Lyrics) Danny K Bernstein in Concert at 54 Below (Music, Lyrics). TV: Broadway At The White House. 2017 Jonathan Larson Award Finalist, 2014 Winner, New Voices Project, New Musical Inc., through Walt Disney Imagineering, Los Angeles. Proud member of ASCAP and the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop. He graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University, where was the recipient of the Ellen Gussman Adelson prize in music, and named the 2014 Undergraduate Artist of the Year.

Jeff Cox (Musical Director/Arranger) - is thrilled to "Start Again" at FAR FROM CANTERBURY. Broadway/Off-Broadway: THE BAND'S VISIT (key 2 sub), A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK (piano/conductor sub). Labs and workshops: CRAZY FOR YOU (dir. Susan Stroman), AUSTEN'S PRIDE (music sup. Kevin Stites). Music director of "The Unreachable Stars" (Jeremy Stolle; China and US tours). Additional: national tour of WICKED (key 2 sub) and Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival/Merry-Go-Round.

SL Theatricals (General Manager) - a boutique theatrical firm founded by partners Benjamin Simpson and Joseph Longthorne. As General Managers -?Blank! The Musical?(Broadway Comedy Club), Stu For Silverton, The Apple Boys (Ars Nova); HERE ARTS: Heartless Bastard, and Billy And The Killers; NYMF: Mother Jones and The Children's Crusade, The Calico Buffalo, Icon, Numbers?Nerds, The Goree All-Girl String Band, Play Like A Winner, Generation Me, What's Your Wish?, If Sand Were Stone, and Sonata 1962. As Co-Producers - OFF-BROADWAY: Be More Chill, BROADWAY:?Waitress,?Oh Hello; On Broadway,?The Glass Menagerie,?A Doll's House Part 2,?Hello Dolly?(2017 Tony Award), Meteor Shower, and The Band's Visit (2018 Tony Award); UPCOMING: Be More Chill (Broadway).?In development:?Generation Me.

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