Producers develop ‘Last Dance’

Reading of new musical about aging planned for July

David Binder and Barbara Whitman will produce a July reading of “The Last Dance,” a developing tuner about growing older.

Helmed and choreographed by Jonathan Butterell, “Last Dance” will have a cast of 10, each over the age of 65. The ups and downs of getting older will be explored through pre-existing contempo tunes, with an exact song list to be determined.

Book writer and other members of the creative team have not yet been nailed down. Dates for the reading are not yet announced.

Butterell was the choreographer for Broadway outings “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Nine.”

Whitman said the project aims to shed light on a subject that’s universal but not often explored.

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