Lesli Margherita will perform in a developmental reading of a musical adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Lesli Margherita will perform in a developmental reading of a musical adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
(© David Gordon)

A private, first-act developmental reading of the new musical adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley will be presented on May 23 at 3pm at the MTC Studios, and May 24 at 7pm in Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop.

Originally developed in the BMI Workshop by Gregory Bonsignore (book and lyrics) and Aaron Kenny (music), the presentation will be directed by Michael Berresse ([title of show]).

The cast will feature Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening), Drew Moerlein (American Psycho), Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight), Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed), Nate Miller (Peter and the Starcatcher), and Lesli Margherita (Matilda). Rounding out the ensemble will be Andy Arena, Gillian Bell Weeks, Dallyn Brunck, Monte Howell, Joseph Redman, and Natalie Weiss. Josh Kight will lend musical direction.

The Talented Mr. Ripley began as a best-selling psychological thriller in 1955 by award-winning novelist Patricia Highsmith. The story was then adapted into the French film Plein Soleil (Purple Noon) in 1960, and then again by Oscar winner Anthony Minghella in 1999 in a film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Gwenyth Paltow, and Cate Blanchett.

Industry may RSVP to RipleyRSVP@gmail.com for the May 23 reading.