Industry readings of the new musical comedy Female Troubles will be presented September 28 at 2:30 PM and September 29 at 11 AM at Open Jar Studios in Manhattan.
Directed by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (Disney’s Newsies, My Fair Lady), the cast will feature Krystina Alabado, Kevin Del Aguila, Amanda Green, Lilli Cooper, Tony winner Lillias White, Olivier winner Lesli Margherita, Ryann Redmond, Kate Rockwell, Matthew Saldivar, Alanna Saunders, Trent Saunders, Jake Swain, Sav Souza, Rachel Stern, and Frank Viveros.
Female Troubles has lyrics by Tony and Grammy nominee Green (Mr. Saturday Night, Hands on a Hardbody), music by Emmy nominee Curtis Moore (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and a book by Emmy winners Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden (Veep, Arrested Development).
In the new musical the unmarried Elinor Benton finds herself surprisingly “knocked up" in 19th century England. Facing ruin, she and her girlfriends embark on a raucous journey to find the one notorious woman who can help them with their “female troubles.” The musical asks the trenchant question, “Can you believe this sh*t is still happening in 1810?”