Tomorrow, New York Theatre Barn will be presenting songs and scenes from my new musical Burned at Improv Asylum Theatre.
Composer and lyricist Joshua H. Cohen and I have been working on Burned for a while now. The play is inspired by A.A. Milne's drama The Lucky One, but is reset during the 2007-2008 financial collapse.
We had a great rehearsal today. Brian Charles Rooney is playing Bob Farringdon in the reading, and Danny Harris Kornfeld is playing his brother Gerald. The amazing Taylor Iman Jones is portraying Gerald's fiancée Pamela. All three of them have wonderful voices.
In addition, we've got a fabulous supporting cast, including Loni Ackerman as Aunt Harriet, Amy Griffin as Cecilia, Miguel Jarquin-Moreland as Marcus, and Alex Getlin and Daniel Plimpton as the adorable couple Letty and Tommy. Jace Reinhard is also helping us out by reading stage directions.
Aaron Simon Gross is directing the reading, and Paul Rigano has done a wonderful job with music direction. The show goes up at 7pm, so get your tickets now!