Photo Flash: Kerstin Anderson, Claybourne Elder, and Ruthie Ann Miles Star in Industry Reading of EMMA

By: Sep. 28, 2017
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An invitation-only reading of Emma, a new musical inspired by Jane Austen's classic novel, was presented on Monday, September 25 at the Dodger Atelier, and Tuesday, September 26 at the DiMenna Center. BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at the reading in the photos below!

With book and lyrics by Meghan Brown and music by Sarah Taylor Ellis, Emma was directed by Sammi Cannold, with Kim Grigsby serving as music director. The reading was produced by Ben Toth.

Emma Woodhouse, handsome and clever and rich, amuses herself by matchmaking for her friends - until she meets her own match. Is opening herself up to the possibility of romance worth the sacrifice of her independence and control? With a fresh book and soaring score, this timeless contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen's novel explores the necessary risk of feeling your feelings.

Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George), Kerstin Anderson (The Sound of Music), and Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) led the cast as Knightley, Emma, and Mrs. Weston.

They were joined by William Youmans (Bright Star) as Mr. Woodhouse, Andrew Chappelle (Hamilton) as Elton, Erica Dorfler (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) as Augusta/Frank's Aunt, Alex Finke (Come From Away) as Jane, Rory Donovan (Finding Neverland) as Mr. Weston, Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom) as Harriet, Tari Kelly (Groundhog Day) as Hetty, Larry Owens as Robert Martin, and Ronald Peet as Frank. Casting by Kate Lumpkin.

Photo credit: Marielle Solan


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