Readings

The Greatest Showman (2014-2015)

Cast: Hugh Jackman (P.T. Barnum), Aaron Tveit (Phillip Carlyle), Sutton Foster (Charity Hallett-Barnum), Keala Settle (Lettie Lutz), Natalie Weiss, Josh Henry, Michael Stuhlberg

Libretti by: Bill Condon, Jenny Bicks
Lyrics by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Music by: John Debney, Joseph Trapanese

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family.

Anastasia (2012)

Cast: Kelli Barrett (Anya/Anastasia), Aaron Tveit (Dimitri), Patrick Page (Vladimir), Angela Lansbury (Empress Maria), Aaron Lazar (Gleb), Julie Halston (Lily)

Libretti by: Terrence McNally
Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens
Music by: Stephen Flaherty

A brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Based on the 1997 animated film.

Suicide, Incorporated (2010)

Cast: Aaron Tveit, Josh Charles, T.R. Knight, Bobby Cannavale, Tobias Segal, I.N. Sierros

Written by: Andrew Hinderaker

It’s been a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up, and you totally forgot to bring something to staff potluck. Worst of all, your boss suspects that you’re trying to ruin the company by keeping its clients alive…