Sean Patrick Doyle, Peston Sadlier, Claybourne Elder, and Aaron Simon Gross in rehearsal for Stonewall: A Rhapsody on Resistance.
Sean Patrick Doyle, Preston Sadleir, Claybourne Elder, and Aaron Simon Gross in rehearsal for Stonewall: A Rhapsody on Resistance.
(© Ryan Krukowski)

Stonewall Production LLC has announced full casting for the upcoming workshop of Stonewall: A Rhapsody on Resistance, a new musical written and composed by Dave Bates about the moments leading up to the violent raid on the Stonewall Inn. Readings will take place on Monday, October 16, at 2pm and 6:30pm, and Tuesday, October 17, at noon. Karen Carpenter directs with musical direction by Debra Barsha and choreography by Joe Langworth.

The complete cast features Kevin Santos (A Chorus Line), Olli Haaskivi (Baghdaddy), Jason Edward Cook (Drop Dead Perfect), Warren Bub (Orange Is the New Black), Jared Loftin (Gigantic), Sean Patrick Doyle (Kinky Boots), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots), Annie Golden (Orange Is the New Black, Violet), Aaron Simon Gross (13), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots), Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day), Rev. Yolanda (Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour), Anthony Simone, Preston Sadleir (Me, Myself & I), and Conor Ryan ('John & Jen'').

At 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by the New York City police. The patrons of the bar, rather than fleeing as they typically did, decided to stay and fight. But in the fateful hours before the gay liberation movement's explosive beginning, it was just another Friday night at Stonewall, the crummiest bottle club in Greenwich Village. Stonewall: A Rhapsody on Resistance, gives audiences a seat at the bar as history is about to unfold. Seen through the eyes of Mark, a newcomer fresh off the bus from Kansas, the regulars at Stonewall might as well be from another planet. But when this ragtag group of hustlers, lovers, and drag queens welcomes him with open arms, Mark discovers a home worth fighting for. Alternately hilarious and moving, Stonewall: A Rhapsody on Resistance is the story of an unconventional family who found themselves on the front lines of history.

The production is is general managed and executive produced by Aaron Grant Theatrical.

Reservations for the three presentations can be made by emailing STONEWALL@theatrical.ag or by calling 347-875-7782.