Anthony Warlow and Shelly Burch Star in Robin Hood – The Final Adventure Reading May 3
By Adam Hetrick
Australian actor Anthony Warlow, who currently stars in the Broadway revival of Annie, leads the cast of the May 3 and 6 staged readings of the Thomas Meehan-Martin Charnin-Peter Sipos musical Robin Hood – The Final Adventure.
As first reported by Playbill.com, Tony Award winner Charnin (Annie, Two By Two) directs the 29-hour Equity readings on May 3 and 6. Actress Jana Robbins and Better World Productions produce the reading.
The musical, which centers on Robin Hood and his band of men in the years following their adventures, was first presented in 2004 as part of the Village Originals series at the Village Theatre outside Seattle. Initially titled Robin Hood: The Legend Continues, the New York reading reflects new billing for the production: Robin Hood – The Final Adventure.
It has music by Sipos, a book by Tony Award winner Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers) and lyrics by Charnin. The reading has musical direction by Kevin Stites (Titanic).
In addition to Warlow as Robin Hood, the cast features Shelly Burch (Nine, Annie) as Maid Marian, Jason Collins, Dan Deluca, Aloysius Gigl (Ragtime), Brian Michael Hoffman (Seussical), Richard Mark Jordan (Scrooge), Simon Jones (Blithe Spirit), Michael X. Martin (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Eric Page, Christy Carlson Romano (Beauty and the Beast), AJ Shively (La Cage aux Folles), Jill Shackner (Les Miserables), Gordon Stanley (Cabaret, Ragtime), Richard M. Steele, Quinn Van Antwerp (Jersey Boys), Walter Willison (Grand Hotel) and Mark Elliot Wilson.
According to the creators, "Robin Hood, long thought to have been killed in the final battle of the Crusades, returns to England, to once again take up arms against the brutal tyranny of the brainless King John. There he reunites with his beloved Maid Marian, who has, to say the least, a major surprise for him, as they set off together on his last and greatest adventure!"
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