Matt Cavenaugh And Jenny Powers Lead MANY HAPPY RETURNS At NYMF
Directed by David Glenn Armstrong
Musical Direction by Joseph Joubert
Presented by the New York Musical Theatre Festival
Catrina Bentley and Adam Blanshay
September 29 at 5:30pm & September 30 at 11 am
Theatre at St Clements
423 W 46th St, NY NY 10036
A respectable New York lawyer and a British free spirit have one thing in common: a flair for the unexpected. As the pair marry and embark upon a life together, they chase the element of surprise from the galleries in London to the museums of New York. Many Happy Returns is a delightful musical romp about a woman who steals for love and a man who will do almost anything to keep her out of jail.
Approximate Running Time: 1:45, no intermission
Matt Cavenaugh was last seen on Broadway as Tony in West Side Story (Outer Critics Circle, Drama League Nominations). Other Broadway credits include Grey Gardens; A Catered Affair; Urban Cowboy; Thoroughly Modern Millie (National Tour). Off-Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday, Grey Gardens. Select regional theatre credits: Gigi (LA Reprise); It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (DTC); A Catered Affair (The Old Globe); Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse); Anything Goes (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Carousel (Pittsburgh CLO); 2 Lives (George Street Playhouse); Princesses (Goodspeed Opera House); Dorian (Denver Center). TV/Film: Law & Order: CI, As the World Turns, One Live to Live, Sexual Dependecy, New Brooklyn. Matt has twice collaborated with the New York Philharmonic for both The Soldier's Tale and Sondheim:The Birthday Concert, which also aired on PBS. Matt's debut album, Gonna Make You Love Me, is available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Jenny Powers: Broadway: Rizzo in Grease and Meg in Little Women. Theatre highlights: Gina in Happiness (Lincoln Center); Veronica Franco in Dangerous Beauty (Pasadena Playhouse); Diana Devereaux in Of Thee I Sing (Encores!); Young Phyllis in Follies (Encores!); Sydney Sharp in It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (DTC); Alice B. Toklas in Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertude Stein (AboutFaceTheate / MCA); Isabella Andreini in The Glorious Ones (Pittsburgh Public); Bounce (Kennedy Center, Goodman); A Little Night Music (Chicago Shakespeare; Tommy (Berkshire Theatre Festival). TV: Mercy, Law & Order: CI, Six Degrees, Nurse Jackie, All My Children. Film: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Chris Rock's I Think I Love My Wife. Jenny's debut album, GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME, is available on iTunes and CDBaby. www.jenny-powers.com.
Carey Ramos (Book) is a Litigator and Partner at Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, Carey has a broad international practice. He advises clients on intellectual property, antitrust and competition law issues, with particular focus on the technology, media and entertainment industries, and has represented clients in litigation and before regulatory and enforcement authorities in the United States and Europe with respect to such matters. He is probably best known for representing the music publishing industry in copyright infringement against internet file sharing - in short, illegal downloading. It was a big win for music, for the entertainment industry and for Carey.