A.J. Freeman, Gil Varod, and Jonathon Lynch's new musical The Carousel of Inevitability and Certain Foreboding will receive a special premiere reading at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Library for the Performing Arts November 16.
The musical, which is a part of NYPL's Across a Crowded Room development program, is the first recipient of the now extended development fellowship, launched by the Billy Rose Theatre Division in 2022.
The Carousel of Inevitability and Certain Foreboding centers on the final ride of a classic World's Fair-era audio-animatronic show at Digsbyland, the most popular theme park in America. When Donna and Jimmy luck into tickets for the final ride, life-like robots and corporate sponsorships soon breakdown to reveal something far more horrific than faulty hydraulics.
The reading will star Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, Little Women, On the Town), Bruce Sabath (Company, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish), Akron Lanier Watson (The Color Purple, The Play That Goes Wrong, Hamilton), Anne Brummel (Wicked, My Fair Lady), Sam Balzac (Hay Fever), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Sing Street), and Kenny Harmon (A Note of Explanation).
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