D'Jamin Bartlett, who made her Broadway bow in 1973 as Petra in A Little Night Music, earning both a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award for her performance, has written the libretto for a new musical titled Confessions of a Retired Witch.
A reading of the show, which features music and lyrics by longtime collaborator and partner Mark Bornfield, will be held June 5 at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church’s Clark Hall, 106 E. 86th St.
Bartlett will head a cast that also includes Gary Hager and Lauren Gismondi. Charles Leipart is overseeing the reading.
The show follows a woman named Max, the last remaining witch of a powerful coven in Miami. She has been moved to Sunny Smiles retirement community and tells a strange story of the forbidden love between her daughter, the Princess Witch of the covens, and a mere mortal.
The reading is free, but those interested in attending should email [email protected] to reserve a seat.