Tony Award nominee Euan Morton (Taboo) will star in a reading of Eric Svejcar’s new musical Caligula on July 13 and 14 at New World Stages, directed by Chris Presley. The cast includes: Autumn Hurlbert (MTV’s Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Aida), Anastasia Barzee (White Christmas, Urinetown), Nehal Joshi, David Edwards, Tiffani Barbour, Darrel Blackburn, Christina DeCicco, Christy Faber, Lucia Giannetta, Brian Golub, Kyle Harris, Todd Alan Johnson, Andrew Kober, John Eric Parker, Steve Routman, Sheri Sanders, Molly Sorohan and Mathenee Treco.
The new musical “is placed in an ancient rock-and-roll theatre somewhere between the years 41 and 1973 (or perhaps both simultaneously). This particular ancient theatre just happens to somehow have electricity, a bitchin’ sound system, a light show, a rock band, and costumes more in the world of Ziggy Stardust than Julius Caesar. History’s most notorious tyrant takes the audience on a musical journey of murder, sensuality, heartbreak, world domination, immortality, and absurdly unmitigated ego.”
The reading of Caligula is being presented by Rich Affannato in association with Meri Krassner. The musical director is David Andrews Rogers.