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Industry: Beth Leavel Will Lead MURDER SHE WROTE Parody Reading, BLOODY BLOODY JESSICA FLETCHER

The creators of BLOODY BLOODY JESSICA FLETCHER: A Musical Parody With as Much Authorization As a Novelist at a Crime Scene have announced an industry reading to be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1.00pm and 3.30pm at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue). Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (the upcoming The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone) will star as the title character, joined by co-creators Josh Lamon (the upcoming The Prom, Groundhog Day) and Phillip Taratula(Empire Travel Agency, The World is Round), as well as Leslie Kritzer (the upcoming The Honeymooners, Something Rotten), Randy Blair (Amelie, The Black Crook ), Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage County ), and Gretchen Wylder (Avenue Q, Rent). The show features a book by Kevin Zak (Clinton The Musical, Silence! The Musical), Lamon, and Taratula, with music and lyrics by Keith Varney (I Got Fired, Elway: The Musical), additional music and lyrics by Lamon, choreography by Jesse Robb (Miss Saigon, Zumanity), and direction by Dan Knetchges (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu). Daniel Kuney of KGM Theatrical serves as the general manager.

Welcome back to Cabot Cove, the upper-middle class murder capital of the world. Join mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher (Leavel) as she solves another gruesome murder the only way she knows how - performing musical theatre! BLOODY BLOODY JESSICA FLETCHER is a crazy murder-packed original musical parody letting the great Jessica Fletcher solve crimes once more!

"Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher is a campy, raunchy, and musical spin on a beloved, classic tv show," said director Knetchges. "It's Sweeney Todd meets Book of Mormon. Kevin, Josh, and Phillip are three uniquely clever voices in the New York City theatre scene, and Keith has written some of the funniest tunes around to go with it. With Beth Leavel as our amateur detective, I'm thrilled to work on this nostalgic and hilarious spoof."

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