Before a show makes it to Broadway, highlights are presented to potential backers.
In the musical Dangerous, the plot is a whodunit as WWII looms. Jake, an American gangster, and his girlfriend nightclub singer Rose flee to Cairo after a Shubert Alley mob killing. She opens a nightclub there, Club Cairo. Danger stalks the shady group of patrons. Then Jake gets involved in international intrigue with a Jewish German nuclear scientist on the run. Add to the mix jazz, romance, and mistaken identities. The mystery twists and curves, and the stakes get higher!
Click the bar above to hear “Hello, Hello” by Jazz and three chorus girls in Club Cairo from the musical Dangerous.
Lead producer Neal Rubinstein, a board member of TRU (Theater Resources Unlimited) arranged the private reading, directed by Denis Jones. The DANGEROUS cast included Lauren “Coco” Cohn (“The Family”), Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Byron Jennings (She Loves Me), Jeff Kready (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Jamie LaVerdiere (Motown the Musical), N’kenge (Motown the Musical), Sarah Jane Shanks (Cats), Scarlett Strallen(A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Tony nominee Max von Essen.*
Rubinstein’s next step on the path to Broadway is a regional production – one that will have to wait until theaters re-open. He’s been looking at Chicago and Minneapolis as possible venues. I enjoyed reading the script of Dangerous and listening to the soundtrack and am pleased to share the music with you.
Note: I’m pleased to have gotten to know the producer, Neal Rubinstein, who’s been very helpful as Walking Path Entertainment progresses in bringing Exit Strategy to Broadway.
*Excerpted from Playbill