Alex Brightman and Tamyra Gray Set for Readings of New Musical The Game | Playbill

Readings and Workshops Alex Brightman and Tamyra Gray Set for Readings of New Musical The Game Thomas Caruso will direct the musical penned by Eric Kornfeld and John McDaniel.
Alex Brightman and Tamyra Gray

Industry presentations of the new musical The Game will be held December 6 at 3:30 PM and December 7 at 11 AM at Pearl Studios in Manhattan.

John McDaniel Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Thomas Caruso directs with musical direction by Deborah Abramson.

The cast includes Alex Brightman (School of Rock, Beetlejuice), Tamyra Gray (Once On This Island), Saraya Angbazo, Jane Blass (Annie), Finn Douglas, Allen Enlow (The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Rachel Katzke (School of Rock), Jaygee Macapugay (School of Rock), Cayen Martin (The Lion King), Ian Saraceni (The King and I), Asher Talty, Dan Tracy (Waitress), and Derrick Williams (Book of Mormon, Wicked).


The Game has a book and lyrics by Eric Kornfeld and music by John McDaniel. It follows Max Epstein, who is small, shy, and knows everything about baseball—except how to play it. When he's forced to stay with the father he barely knows, he gets the chance to try out for America's most famous Little League team and play.

According to Kornfeld, “My daughter brought home a youth baseball league flyer and said, ‘I want to do this.’ I suddenly witnessed how passionate players and their parents could become, and I knew it was the perfect setting for a new musical. I called John McDaniel, who I worked with at The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”

McDaniel added, “I jumped at the chance to write music to Eric's beautiful, funny, and moving story. It’s been a joy to welcome Tom Caruso to the creative team and we are thrilled to present this new show with such an incredible cast.”

The stage manager is Heather Klein. General management is by Visceral Entertainment—Michael Chase Gosselin/Tim Sulka. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting/Claire Burke, CSA.

Industry members interested in attending can email [email protected].

Production Photos: Beetlejuice in Washington, D.C.

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