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Lenox, Bean, York, Skinner Headline Private Workshop of New Musical Piece, Nov. 1-4

Scott Alan and Tara Smith's new musical Piece will receive a private workshop, featuring a star-studded cast, this November at the Duke on 42nd Street. The workshop, which is not open to the public, will take place November 1st at 4pm, November 3rd at 2pm and Friday, November 4th at 3pm.

Directed by Schele Williams, the workshop will star Tony Award-winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt, Caroline, or Change), Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray), Rachel York (Dessa Rose, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Emily Skinner (Side Show, The Full Monty), Kate Wetherhead (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Patricia Kilgarriff (Steel Magnolias, James Joyce's The Dead) , and James Lloyd Reynolds (On the Mountain). The show, which features music and lyrics by Alan and a book by Smith, will boast musical direction will be by Barbara Anslemi with arrangements by Jim Abbott.

Piece has had several New York readings and, most recently, participated in the New Works Theatre Festival at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, California. "Upon returning to her childhood home following the passing of her mother, Katherine Mathews finds herself clinging to the memories of her past; watching conversations she's had with her mother at the ages of 17, 26 and 35. In a soaring musical full of unexpected recollections, Katherine pieces together the patterns of a life filled with promise and compromise, third strikes and second chances, and always, a mother's unconditional love," according to production notes. Piece is produced by Playing Pretend Productions with general management by The Charlotte Wilcox Company.

Alan's first musical Listen and Dream premiered at the Fireplace Theatre in Boston in 1999. A one-time band vocalist, he has also written the musical Detour. He is also the producer of the Duplex' popular Monday Nights, New Voices series, which puts lesser-known Broadway talents in the spotlight.

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