Tony Award-Nominated "Smash" star Brian d'Arcy James will star in a closed developmental reading of playwright/composer Asa Somers' new rock musical, Something As Big As This, July 2.
The star-studded cast includes Emma Hunton (Rent, Spring Awakening), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal), Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act, Color Purple), Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), Wayne Duvall (Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), F. Michael Haynie (Carrie, Dogfight), Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked), Dennis Holland (The Music Man), Elyse Knight, Naama Potok and Broadway and screen veteran Joyce Van Patten.
Based on a case that captivated and shocked a nation, this original musical chronicles three disparate lives and how they become intertwined one fateful night in the dark corners of Central Park.
Somers' dynamic score is helmed by Drama Desk winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Company, 2nd Stage's Next To Normal, Addams Family) and Scott Wasserman. Next to Normal alum, Louis Hobson, produces and directs this special reading.