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Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber & Lenny Wolpe Lead A DAY IN GLOUCESTER Reading, 10/26 - 10/27

On October 26th and October 27th, a private industry reading of the musical A Day in the Life of Gloucester will take place, featuring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Shrek), and Broadway vets Christopher Sieber (Shrek) and Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone).  Lonny Price (A Class Act) will direct the reading at Chelsea Studios. The musical features a book by Bob Walton with music and lyrics by Jim Walton

This will be the second reading of the musical this year, the first having taken place in July, also directed by Price, with Kerry O'Malley, Graham Rowat and Michael McGrath. Reportedly, a significant number of cast members from the July reading will be returning to this presentation, including Todd Dubail, Jack Doyle, Nancy Johnston, Jess LeProtto, Jim Madden, Patti Mcclure, Michael McGuirk, Virginia Seidel, Dorothy Stanley, Bethany Tesarck, Emily Walton, Laurie Walton, Patrick Wetzel and Emily Zuzelski.

The musical tells the story of Gavin Matthews, a has-been writer who has been sent to Gloucester, Massachusetts to write an article about the town's Revolutionary War Re-Enactment ceremony. He is detained after the festival due to an unusual fog preventing transportation out. Reminiscent of Groundhog Day, when Matthews awakes the next morning, the events of the previous day are repeating exactly as they happened before.  Thus an uncomfortable pattern ensues.

Though no production plans for the show have been announced, with players like this it would seem the production may have Broadway aspirations.

Sutton Foster has appeared on Broadway in Shrek, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Chess, Funny Girl, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Grease, Annie and Les Miserables. She has received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Shrek, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Little Women.  She has received the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Christopher Sieber has appeared on Broadway in Shrek, Spamalot, Hair, Into The Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Triumph of Love, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast and On the Twentieth Century Benefit. He has received Tony nominations for Shrek and Spamalot, and a Drama Desk nod for Shrek.

Lenny Wolpe has appeared on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Into the Light, Mayor, Copperfield and Onward Victoria.

On Broadway, Lonny Price has directed 110 In The Shade, Master Harold and the Boys, A Class Act, and Sally Marr...And Her Escorts.  Performing credits include: Children and Art, A Class Act, Burn This, Boradway, Rags, Merrily We Roll Along, Master Harold and the Boys, and The Survivor.

Bob Walton has appeared on Broadway in City of Angels, Show Boat, Once Upon a Mattress and 42nd Street. Jim Walton's Broadway credits include The Music Man, Sweeney Todd, Stardust, Merrily We Roll Along, Perfectly Frank, 42nd Street and the current revival of Bye Bye Birdie. The brothers have also collaborated on Double Trouble (A Musical Tour de Farce) and My Brother's Keeper.

 


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