NYC Readings of Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq War, With Peter Friedman, Brandon Espinoza, Held Jan. 20-21
By Michael Gioia
Invitation-only presentations of Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq War, a new musical by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, are held Jan. 20-21 at Pearl Studios in New York City.
Directed by Marshall Pailet, the cast includes Peter Friedman (Ragtime, The Heidi Chronicles, Twelve Angry Men, A Soldier's Play), Nehal Joshi (Les Misérables, Working), Sarah Sokolovic (The Shaggs, Relatively Speaking), Brandon Espinoza (Les Misérables, The Will Rogers Follies, Gypsy), Jason Collins (Annie, Signs of Life), Claire Neumann (Triassic Parq), Brennan Caldwell (The Hound of the Baskervilles) and Olli Haaskivi ("Unforgettable").
Inspired by true events, Who's Your Baghdaddy?, according to press notes, "is a new musical satire, presented as a support group for people who started the Iraq War. The audience is taken on a tour of one of the greatest intelligence blunders of our time as each character recounts the events and wrestles with their guilt, pride, culpability, and humanity (or lack thereof). Dark, funny, and heartfelt, Who's Your Baghdaddy? tells the story of good people who did a whole lot of wrong."
Readings, offered Jan. 20 at 4 PM and Jan. 21 at 7 PM, are presented by Charlie Fink and Lee Seymour with the support of the New Musical Foundation.
Pearl Studios NYC is located at 500 Eighth Avenue.
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