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Reading Set for Other World by Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, and Ann McNamee

Gabriel Barre will direct the new musical.

Other World, a new musical with a book by Hunter Bell, is set to receive an industry reading.
(© David Gordon)

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Other World, by Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, and Ann McNamee, will take place on March 9 and 10 at the Lyric Theatre Studios.

The show follows avid online gamer Sri and confirmed non-gamer Lorraine, who are magically and unexpectedly sucked into Sri's favorite video game, Other World. Together with the aid of fellow gamers and their avatars, they must find a way to survive the game and find a way home. Other World features a book by Hunter Bell ([title of show]), music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen ([title of show]), and Ann McNamee, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace).

The cast of the reading of Other World will feature Ryan Andes, Max William Bartos, Shonica Gooden, Ryan J. Haddad, David Hess, Micah Hilson, Miriam A. Laube, Justin Gregory Lopez, Tiffany Mann, John McGinty, Bonnie Milligan, Mary Kate Morrissey, Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, Jamie Parton, Seth Rettberg, Dee Roscioli, Blake Stadnik, Carla Stickler, Ali Stroker, and Sally Ann Triplett.

Music supervision for Other World is by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Casting by Telsey Company. Design is by Weta Workshop.