May 21, 2015

Dust and Shadow (Reading)

Bryce Pinkham, Aaron Lazar, Lilli Cooper Among Reading Cast of New Sherlock Holmes Musical Dust & Shadow

By Michael Gioia
20 May 2015

Bryce Pinkham
Photo by Monica Simoes

Industry readings of Dust & Shadow, a musical adaptation of Lyndsay Faye’s novel pitting Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper in 19th-century London, were held May 18-19 at Pearl Studios in New York City. Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham starred.

Directed by Matt LenzDust & Shadowfeatures a book by Kasey Marino, music by Jonathan Reid Gealt and lyrics by Dustin Sullivan.

Jim Augustine presented the reading, which starred Pinkham (Gentleman’s Guide) as Sherlock Holmes, Aaron Lazar(The Last Ship, The Light in the Piazza) as Dr. John Watson, Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked) as Miss Monk and Kevin Massey (Gentleman’s Guide, Memphis) as Constable Bennett.

Rounding out the cast were Joseph Dellger, Sally WilfertDrew Gehling, Michael Deleget, Nick SpanglerD.C. Anderson, Oliver Hollmann, Alexa Green, Julia Burrows, Amy Toporek, Sally Eidman, Jenny Ashman, Matt Faucher and Jamal Lee Harris.

Shawn Pennington was the production stage manager, and Andy Einhornprovided music direction. Zoe Treeson was the production assistant, and Jeremy Lyons was on piano with Peter Sachon on cello.

Producer Augustine told Playbill.com that plans for the musical include an out-of-town tryout with commercial runs in New York City and abroad.

Songwriter Gealt was featured in Playbill.com’s Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know. Click here to read more about his work.

 

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