WEARING BLACK to receive industry reading Jan 23

12/20/2016 12:08pm

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company will present a staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring Book, Music and Lyrics by Riley Thomas. Directed by Markus Potter, "Wearing Black" will play two performances on Mon Jan 23, at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, at The Peter Jay Sharp (416 W 42nd St.) The show will feature Mel Johnson Jr, Grasan Kingsberry, Constantine Maroulis, Erin Maya & Nora Schell.  Casting is by McCorkle Casting Ltd. The musical explores how addiction impacts families, how people grieve, and the different ways they accept and reject love. When his twin brother, a drug addict, suddenly passes away from his reckless life, all Evan wants to do is forget their complicated relationship and move on, but the tangled relationships his brother left behind keep Evan from truly letting go. As he slips into a spiral of his own self-destruction, Evan must make a stark decision: either accept and forgive his dead twin brother, or become him. Industry professionals who wish to attend one of the readings can e-mail RSVP@NewYorkRep.org. Press contact: Brett Oberman/Keith Sherman & Associates (212/764-7900)...