Julia Murney Set for Industry Reading of THE GOLDSTEIN VARIATIONS Next Week
Industry folks will get a chance to see the newest musical by the writing/producing duo Charlie Schulman & Michael Roberts (aka The Schulberts), The Goldstein Variations, directed by Daniel Kutner. The musical, which is slated to open Off-Broadway in October 2015, will be presented in concert Monday, June 8 at 7pm at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at 5 West 63rd Street.
Louis Goldstein has written a vicious tell-all book about his family. The book is a bestseller. But is it true? Were his parents and grandparents really cowards, cheaters and bigots? Or is Louis lying to make his book more interesting? We travel through the family history to find out. Along the way, we realize that--when it comes to family--the truth is never clear.
Told with memorable songs and sharp-edged dialogue, The Goldstein Variations, is a fast-paced, witty and moving musical which has already delighted audiences in Washington, DC and The Abingdon Theater.
This project has attracted Broadway talent to help present it on June 8th, including Analisa Leaming (On The 20th Century), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Jim Stanek (Lestat, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum), Gretchen Bieber (Hairspray), Ali Gordon (Far From Famous), David Perlman (Baby It's You!, Yank!) and Will Reynolds (Passion).
Schulman & Roberts' production of The Fartiste, had a successful run Off-Broadway in 2011-12 and a West End Concert following its run at the 2006 FringeNYC where it garnered Outstanding Musical Award. Their newest venture,
Most recently recognized as the Composer/Lyricist for GREED: A Musical for Our Times, which played this season at New World Stages, Michael Roberts is also the mind behind the wildly successful GOLF: The Musical, which has seen two Off-Broadway revivals and productions in 25 states and 6 countries. Charlie Schulman is the book-writer of THE FARTISTE, based on his original screenplay. His play THE GREAT MAN was a 2013 finalist for The Terrence McNally Award. His play Angel of Death was produced at American Jewish Theatre. Daniel Kutner is the resident Associate Director to Broadway Legend Harold Prince - projects including Alfred Urhy's LoveMusik on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and Richard Nelson, Ellen Fitzhugh, & Jonathan Tunick's Paradise Found in London. Additionally, he directed the world premiere of I Love You Because at the Village Theater, having previously directed it for the National Alliance of Musical Theatre.
For more information regarding the reading please email to Frankie Dailey at Frankie@TheSchulberts.com.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride