Golden and Gaines Star in Free 3/19 'Ripper' Reading

Ripper, a new musical about Jack the Ripper, will be presented as a free reading at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.) on March 19th at 7:30 PM.

The reading will star Annie Golden (The Full Monty, Assassins) as Ratkin and Davis Gaines (The Phantom of the Opera) as Eddie, as well as Carey Brown (Mary), Collin Donnell (Chester), Kevyn Morrow (Constable Neill) and Erica Schroeder (Kate), as well as Tom Flagg, Zachary James, Frank Moran, Dominic Sahagun, Edward Prostak, Jacqui Polk, Jaclyn Burns, Lydia Gladstone, Holly Holcomb, Gil Brady, Kevin Loreque, Amanda Serra, Deborah Tyre and James Zannelli.  Stephen Amato will direct and Mike Morris will offer musical direction. 

According to the musical's website, "the Dickensian characters of the show — from the reporter who covers the story, to the brothel owner, the police, and of course the prostitutes — are brought together by an intricate plot that interweaves multiple story lines, the everyday bustle of London's East End, the lively nightlife of the music halls, and the ever-present danger of a killer lurking in the shadows."

Ripper features book, music and lyrics by Duane Nelsen.

To make a reservation to the free reading, visit

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