Fitzgerald, Gambatese, Oscar, et. al Star in Reading of AESOP AND COMPANY at The York Theatre, 5/3

Christopher Fitzgerald, Jenn Gambatese, Brad Oscar, Heather Ayers, and Ed Watts will be among those to participate in the invitation only reading of a new musical entitled AESOP AND COMPANY, taking place May 3rd at the York Theatre.

The music is by John McMahon, the lyrics by Jay Jeffries and the book by Jay Jeffries and John McMahon.

The year is 600 B.C. The place is the Greek island of Samos. We meet Aesop, a slave who has a gift for making up fables. This talent, he explains, may not seem like much but it's a way using Mother Nature to explain human nature.

"Aesop and Company" recreates the fun and the style of the Golden Age of Classic Broadway musicals of the 30s and 40s.

This hilarious, fanciful imagining of the actual life of Aesop tells of how he used his fables to better himself and his fellow man and ultimately become the hero of "The Greatest Fable of All!"

With infectious, toe-tapping, "Hum-Them-On-The-Way-Out-Of-The-Theater" melodies imbued with sophisticated, literate, riotous lyrics, "Aesop and Company" is the fabled new musical comedy that musical comedy enthusiasts have been waiting for!

Featured in the cast of this AEA Approved Reading are David Abeles ("The Radio City Christmas Spectacular"), Heather Ayers (Encores! "Girl Crazy," "A Little Night Music"), Casey Erin Clark ("Frankenstein," "Shout! The Mod Musical"), Gina Farrall ("Les Miserables," "Mamma Mia"), Christopher Fitzgerald ("Wicked," "Young Frankenstein," "Finnian's Rainbow") Jenn Gambatese (Disney's "Tarzan"), Barbara Helms ("The Water Coolers"), Michael Thomas Holmes ("Oklahoma!"), Philip LeStrange ("Inherit the Wind"), Brad Oscar ("The Producers," "Young Frankenstein"), Monica Patton ("Finian's Rainbow," Encores! "Anyone Can Whistle"), Blair Ross ("42nd Street"), Aaron Serotsky ("August: Osage County") and Ed Watts ("The Fantasticks").

The Reading is Directed by Jay Binder with Musical Direction by John McMahon.

DATE: May 3, 2010
TIME: Monday @3:30pm
THEATRE: The York Theatre,
619 Lexington Ave
New York NY 10022

This reading is invitation only and not open to the public.

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