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Jenn Colella to Lead Benefit Reading of Unbeatable The Musical

The performance will benefit the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative.

Jenn Colella will star as Tracy Boyd in a benefit concert reading of Unbeatable The Musical on August 13.
(© David Gordon)

Tony nominee Jenn Colella (Come From Away) will star in a one-night benefit concert reading of Unbeatable The Musical at the Pershing Square Signature Center on Monday, August 13. The musical is conceived by Laurie Frey, developed by Michael Barnard, and features a book by Eric Coble and music and lyrics by Todd Schroeder and Kevin Fisher.

Colella reprises the role of Tracy Boyd, which she performed at the musical's New York showcase in August 2007 at the Barrow Street Theatre. The show is described as follows: "Driven by her overscheduled, overachieving life, Tracy encounters an unexpected medical diagnosis in Unbeatable The Musical. Based on a true story, this fast-paced 90-minute show chronicles Tracy's roller-coaster life over the course of one transformative year with humor, courage, wit, and strength. With high stakes for herself and her support team, we root for Tracy as she navigates the unknown."

A portion of proceeds from the reading will benefit the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, a program of the Actors Fund. The reading will be directed by Michael Barnard with music direction by Todd Schroeder.

The cast will additionally include Kathy Fitzgerald (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Adam Money (Mamma Mia!), Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock), Maria Christina Oliveras (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Cadden Jones (Shades of Blue), Michele Elmore, Orgena Rose, Pamela Reckamp, Brian Runbeck, Michael Sample, Landon Shaw, and Brittany Garrison.