A little while ago we posted a link to an audition alert for an upcoming musical production of Sense and Sensibility. We’ve heard from one of the playwrights and also spotted an article on broadwayworld.com. There will be two staged readings on May 9 at 2 P.M and 7:30 P.M. at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theater in Lenox, Massachusetts. The readings are free but reservations are required (see the link above for details).
There also is a website for the musical, which includes two of the songs from the production. Check it out!
ETA: Listening now…um, does Marianne complain that Edward hasn’t read Ivanhoe? Since it wasn’t published until after Jane Austen’s death, that’s not really surprising. 😉 The songs are quite catchy, though. A proper period hero would be Mortimer Delvile (from Cecilia) or Valancourt (from The Mysteries of Udolpho) or Lovelace (from Clarissa), though the latter was rather dastardly.