NAUGHTY/NICE Concert Reading Set for Caroline's on Broadway, 12/3
On Monday evening, April 8th at the finale of Marty Richards' star-studded-sold-out Memorial to benefit his beloved New York Center For Children, which he co-founded with his wife Mary Lea Johnson Richards, Chita Rivera quieted the crowd to make an important announcement regarding the future of the American Theatre and the New York centric film and television's East Coast community. Dan Gallagher and Michael Milton, Mr. Richards' co-workers and right-hand visionaries for over fifteen years, had power-teamed with Producer/General Manager, Cheryl Dennis and Associate Producer RYAN DODSON to form the new PRODUCER CIRCLE CO. with offices in Manhattan.
The team's inaugural triumphant production, Mr. Richards' Memorial, which raised well over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for The Children's Center, has served as an astoundingly successful springboard for the several new theatrical projects being readied for presentation over the next two Broadway Seasons.
The first of the new PCC productions, Kenneth Jones & Gerald Stockstill's Grown-Up Musical Comedy, NAUGHTY/NICE, will be presented as a Concert Reading at CAROLINE'S ON BROADWAY (1626 Broadway - between 49 & 50 Streets) on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 and will benefit THE NEW YORK CENTER FOR CHILDREN.
The cast features Broadway's Alexandra Frohlinger, Timatha Kasten, Eric Michael Krop and George Salazar with Emily Bindiger, Dennis Deal, Carolee Goodgold and Jim Vincent.
Conceived and written by Kenneth Jones (lyrics) and Gerald Stockstill (music), NAUGHTY/NICE is being directed and staged by Stephen Nachamie and will have Musical Direction by David Gardos.
The Sound Design is by Kurt Bradley. Alexis M. Qualls is the Stage Manager.
Cocktails are at 6:30pm. The Concert is at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $125 - $225
NAUGHTY/NICE is a new and very grown-up musical by BMI Workshop writers Gerald Stockstill (music) and Kenneth Jones (lyrics) designed as an affectionate throwback to the Greenwich Village musical revues for the 1950's and 1960's that were lean, mean, spare, satiric and sharply funny.
NAUGHTY/NICE was a membership-recommended finalist in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals. The musical also won the 2010 Dottie Burman Songwriting Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC).
The Producer Circle Co. intends to tour the show nationally as a Holiday Perennial as well as establishing it as a Broadway Christmas staple.
The musical is comprised of letters to Santa Clause with adult perspectives; once described as a South Park meets Avenue Q meets Spelling Bee meets A Charlie Brown Christmas meets the traditional Rankin/Bass Christmas special.