Harris Doran, who portrayed Claude in the recent all-star benefit concert of Hair, will be part of a reading of the new musical The Opposite of Sex at the end of January 2005.
The Opposite of Sex â€” featuring a score by Douglas J. Cohen â€” premiered this past fall at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre. Doran’s official website says the upcoming reading will also feature the stars of that production, including David Burtka, Kerry Butler, Jeff McCarthy, Donna Vivino and Karen Ziemba. Robert Jess Roth, who co-wrote the musical’s book (based on Don Roos’ screenplay) with Cohen, directs.
The new musical adaptation based on the 1998 film starring Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow began previews Sept. 25 at the California venue and opened Oct. 2 to positive critical and audience response. The work was extended to run through Oct. 31.