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The Directors Company presents by-invitation-only readings of the new musical Alysha Nov. 19 at 4 PM and Nov. 21 at 5 PM at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios.
Alysha has music by Marilyn Michaels and a book and lyrics by Mark Wilk and Michaels. Wilk is the son of Michaels, the comedic singing actress seen in the national tour of Funny Girl.
The readings feature musical direction by Mark Berman and direction by Michael Parva.
The cast includes Kecia Lewis, Jennie Harney, Mauricio Pita, Andrew Boyer, Alyse Kenny, Anthony Chatmon II, Eric Dysart, Jack Doyle, Dave Droxler, Marja Lindsey Harmon, Trent Armand Kendall, Cedric Neal, Erick Pinnick, Gerard Salvador, Francheska Gomez and EJ Zimmerman.
"The Wiz meets 'Alice in Wonderland' in this irreverent showbiz satire replete with rock stars, 'Project Runway' fashionistas, and the promise of 'American Idol'-style stardom," according to press notes.