Friday, March 30, 2007

New Musical Inspired by Lucy and Desi's Courtship

Playbill News has reported that Jenn Colella will take part in a free reading of the new musical, Dance With Me. Dance With Me was inspired by the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's courtship. Its description reads:

"Escaping the bloodshed of his native Island, a young Cuban boy sets sail on a turbulent journey that leads him all the way to Hollywood and into the arms of a fiery, redheaded movie star named Lucille Ball. Can these two star-crossed lovers blaze a path that defies Hollywood and history to be together?"

Other members of the cast include Tony Yazbeck as Desi, Lynne Wintersteller as Dede, Michelle Blakely as Carole Lombard and Gerrianne Raphael as Hattie.

Dance With Me is a part of the York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series and will be presented Monday, April 16 at 7:30 PM. For reservations, phone the York Theatre Company at 212-935-5824, ext. 24.