Katie Thompson, Amber Iman and Kevin Worley Lead FIVE POINTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL Reading Today
Today, June 26th the Labyrinth Theatre Company will host a private industry reading of Five Points: An American Musical. Directed by Dan Knechtges, Five Points features a book by Harrison David Rivers, music by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar and lyrics by Douglas Lyons.
The cast includes Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Britton Smith (After Midnight), Kevin Worley (On the Town) , Eugene Barry Hill (Kinky Boots), Sean Jenness (The Last Ship), Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots), Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables), Katie Thompson (Giant), Yasmeen Sulieman (Beautiful), Ian Knauer (Mamma Mia), Sara King (Hair), Tyson Jennette (The Book of Mormon), Kit Treece (Radio City's Spring Spectacular), Aisha Jackson (Beautiful), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act) and Devon Norris.
Here's how the musical is billed: "In 1863 in the midst of the Civil War a new art form was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan: Tap dance. Five Points: An American Musical, charts the trajectories of two families -- one white and one black -- as they risk everything in pursuit of the American Dream."
Five Points has a development residency at NYC's Musical Theatre Factory in August 2015. Lyons and Pakchar's debut album #Love(Live) was nominated for Best Live Album of 2014 by BroadwayWorld. Harrison David Rivers was awarded the 2015 McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting at the Playwrights' Center.