Producer Bill Fisher has announced a private industry reading of the new musical In the Beginning that will take place on Friday, November 17, at 11am at the Davenport Theatre. Daniel Goldstein will direct the musical, which features a book by Padraic Duffy and music and lyrics by Fisher.
The cast for the presentation will include David Beach (Something Rotten!), Randy Blair (Amélie), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Scott Guthrie (Ordinary Days), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Lacretta (Disaster the Musical), Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day), Kara Lindsay (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), George Salazar (Godspell), Tess Soltau (Wicked), and Price Waldman (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder).
"Based on a true story, In the Beginning is," according to a press release, "a new musical comedy about the earliest beginnings of the Internet economy. When tech-whiz Charlie Chadwick begins his work-release stint at the Abernathy Pet Supply Company, he soon wishes he were back in jail. With the sudden death of its beloved founder, employees are mutinying and the company is hemorrhaging money. Charlie joins forces with Kate Abernathy, the founder's daughter and newly installed CEO, to develop the Abernathy Pet Sitter which relies on internet streaming, a concept only dreamed about in in 1992. When the porn industry's top producer turns up as the product's only investor, a hilarious journey of twists and turns ensues at the tech and porn worlds collide."
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