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Photo Flash: First Look at UnsungMusicalsCo's BLESS YOU ALL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. presents the new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ('The Phil Silvers Show,' Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). Emilee Dupre (Venice, Chaplin), Jacob Hoffman (I'll Be Damned), Aaron Kaburick (Billy Elliot), Brent McBeth (White Christmas),Christopher Ryan (Young Frankenstein) and Clifton Samuels (Follies) join Jeremy Benton (Anything Goes), Jennifer Lee Crowl (Young Frankenstein), Ruth Pferdehirt (Finding Nemo: The Musical), Lindsay Roberts (Memphis) and Billie Wildrick (Scandalous) in the cast. Directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), the limited three-week engagement will run now through Oct 5 at The Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Presents BLESS YOU ALL!, Now thru 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its fifth anniversary celebration with a new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ('The Phil Silvers Show,' Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). Directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), the limited three-week engagement will run today, Sep 19 - Oct 5 at The Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street), officially opening September 22. (more...)

Michael Thomas Holmes & Dominique Plaisant Join Cast of UnsungMusicals' BLESS YOU ALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Michael Thomas Holmes (The Producers, Oklahoma!) and Dominique Plaisant (The Nutty Professor, The Wild Party) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ("The Phil Silvers Show," Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). (more...)

Rachel de Benedet, Kevin Earley, Teal Wicks and More Join UnsungMusicalsCo.'s CAESAR'S WIFE, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a one-night-only concert of Caesar's Wife featuring the world premiere of an original score written circa 1969 by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh (Peter Pan, Little Me, Gatsby) and Grammy Award nominee Lee Pockriss (Gatsby, Ernest in Love). Conceived and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), this new behind-the-scenes look at the unfinished musical will play Peter Norton Symphony Space on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Eric Anderson, Marissa Perry and More Join SOUNDS LIKE LOVE Reading, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Eric Anderson (Kinky Boots, South Pacific), Jack Doyle (Young Frankenstein, The Music Man), Marissa Perry (Sister Act, Hairspray) and David Perlman (Yank!, Baby It's You!) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC)'s upcoming developmental reading of Sounds Like Love, a new comedy by Arnold B. Horwitt (Make Mine Manhattan, Plain and Fancy) featuring three original songs by Horwitt, Tony Award winner Albert Hague (Plain and Fancy, The Fig Leaves Are Falling) and Grammy Award winner Allan Sherman (The Fig Leaves Are Falling). (more...)

Erin Davie, Megan Sikora, Claybourne Elder and More Lead UnsungMusicalsCo.'s SOUNDS LIKE LOVE, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a developmental reading of Sounds Like Love, a new comedy by Arnold B. Horwitt (Make Mine Manhattan, Plain and Fancy) featuring three original songs by Horwitt, Tony Award winner Albert Hague (Plain and Fancy, The Fig Leaves Are Falling) and Grammy Award winner Allan Sherman (The Fig Leaves Are Falling). Originally written circa 1955, the previously unproduced play is adapted and directed by Ben West (At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan, Gatsby). (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. to Present BLESS YOU ALL!, 9/19-10/5; CAESAR'S WIFE Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its fifth anniversary celebration with a new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ('The Phil Silvers Show,' Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). Directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), the limited three-week engagement will run Sep 19 - Oct 5 at The Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street), officially opening September 22. (more...)

Rachel de Benedet, Kevin Earley, Teal Wicks and More Join UnsungMusicalsCo.'s CAESAR'S WIFE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a one-night-only concert of Caesar's Wife featuring the world premiere of an original score written circa 1969 by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh (Peter Pan, Little Me, Gatsby) and Grammy Award nominee Lee Pockriss (Gatsby, Ernest in Love). Conceived and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), this new behind-the-scenes look at the unfinished musical will play Peter Norton Symphony Space today, November 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Amy Hohn, Cary Shields & More Join Cast of UMC's CAESAR'S WIFE Concert, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Jonathan Burke (A Christmas Story), Amy Hohn (November), Chris LeBeau, Kilty Reidy (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Cary Shields (Taboo, Rent) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s (UMC) concert presentation of Caesar's Wife. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. to Present THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING Off-Broadway, Beginning 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a new Off-Broadway production of the 1969 musical comedy The Fig Leaves Are Falling. Featuring a book and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Allan Sherman (Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh) and music by Tony Award winner Albert Hague (Redhead, Plain and Fancy), The Fig Leaves Are Falling is revised and directed by Ben West (At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan, Gatsby). Performances begin January 10, 2013 at the Connelly Theatre. (more...)

Jeffrey Seller to Direct Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Claybourne Elder, Capathia Jenkins & More to Lead UMC's Reading of PEGGY-ANN, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts with a special presentation of Peggy-Ann, the hit 1926 musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Herbert Fields (Annie Get Your Gun) and a score by the legendary songwriting team of Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (Pal Joey, On Your Toes). The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), will be held Thursday, May 22 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Set for 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo.'s MAKE MINE MANHATTAN Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. (www.UnsungMusicals.org) has announced a new production of the hit 1948 musical revue Make Mine Manhattan. The limited three-week engagement will play March 1 - 17 at the Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street), opening night Sunday, March 4. With sketches and lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt (Plain and Fancy, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") and music by Emmy Award winner Richard Lewine ("Cinderella", "My Name is Barbara"), this new production is directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (Gatsby, How Now, Dow Jones, Platinum). (more...)

Nicolas Dromard, Nadine Isenegger Join MAKE MINE MANHATTAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. has announced complete casting for its new production of the hit 1948 musical revue Make Mine Manhattan. (more...)

Erin Davie Joins UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH for Lincoln Center's American Songbook, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Matthew Saldivar, Richard H. Blake & More Set for SAY, DARLING Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) presents a developmental reading of the 1958 backstage comedy SAY, DARLING by Tony Award winner Richard Bissell (The Pajama Game), Tony Award winner Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls) and Marian Bissell. The play with music features songs by the Tony Award-winning team of Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne (Bells Are Ringing, Do Re Mi). (more...)

Pamela Bob, Billie Wildrick and Stuart Zagnit Join UnsungMusicalsCo.'s SAY, DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Pamela Bob (Silence! The Musical), Billie Wildrick (Scandalous) and Stuart Zagnit (Newsies, The Wild Party) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC)'s developmental reading of the 1958 backstage comedy SAY, DARLING. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo.'s MAKE MINE MANHATTAN to Play Off-Broadway in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. (www.UnsungMusicals.org) has announced a new production of the hit 1948 musical revue Make Mine Manhattan. The limited three-week engagement will play March 1 - 17 at the Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street), opening night Sunday, March 4. With sketches and lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt (Plain and Fancy, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") and music by Emmy Award winner Richard Lewine ("Cinderella", "My Name is Barbara"), this new production is directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (Gatsby, How Now, Dow Jones, Platinum). (more...)

Nicolas Dromard, Nadine Isenegger Join MAKE MINE MANHATTAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. has announced complete casting for its new production of the hit 1948 musical revue Make Mine Manhattan. (more...)

Matthew Saldivar, Richard H. Blake & More Set for SAY, DARLING Reading, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a developmental reading of the 1958 backstage comedy SAY, DARLING by Tony Award winner Richard Bissell (The Pajama Game), Tony Award winner Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls) and Marian Bissell. The play with music features songs by the Tony Award-winning team of Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne (Bells Are Ringing, Do Re Mi). (more...)

Nancy Anderson, Isabel Keating & Garrett Long Join Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen Concert, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

Drama Desk nominee Nancy Anderson (Far From Heaven, Wonderful Town), Jannie Jones (The Full Monty), Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz, Hairspray), Drama Desk nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, Bonnie and Clyde) and Jonathan Rayson (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Legally Blonde) have joined the lineup of acclaimed artists forUnsungMusicalsCo.'s Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen concert on Monday, June 17 at 8pm at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Wopat, Isabel Keating, Christine Pedi and More at UNSUNG JIMMY VAN HEUSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Drama Desk nominee Nancy Anderson (Far From Heaven, Wonderful Town), Jannie Jones (The Full Monty), Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz, Hairspray), Drama Desk nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, Bonnie and Clyde) and Jonathan Rayson (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Legally Blonde) joined host and two-time Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can, The Trip to Bountiful, A Catered Affair), as well as Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can) and Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway) for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen concert last night, June 17 at The Cutting Room. Scroll below for photos! (more...)

Tom Wopat and More Lead Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its new Unsung Cabaret Series with Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen, an intimate evening celebrating the centennial of legendary four-time Academy Award-winning and three-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jimmy Van Heusen (Skyscraper, Walking Happy, Thoroughly Modern Millie) tonight, June 17. Hosted by Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Catch Me If You Can), this concert will be held at 8pm at The Cutting Room. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Presents Special Workshop of the All-New Musical Review THE PASSING SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present a special workshop production of the all-new musical revue The Passing Show for five performances only June 26-29 at MTC Creative Center. (more...)

Nancy Anderson, Isabel Keating & Garrett Long Join Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2013

Drama Desk nominee Nancy Anderson (Far From Heaven, Wonderful Town), Jannie Jones (The Full Monty), Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz, Hairspray), Drama Desk nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, Bonnie and Clyde) and Jonathan Rayson (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Legally Blonde) have joined the lineup of acclaimed artists forUnsungMusicalsCo.'s Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen concert today, June 17 at 8pm at The Cutting Room. (more...)

BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK Recording with Jenn Colella, Max von Essen & Robert Lenzi Set for Free Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC), in a collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will record three songs from the little-known 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek featuring performances by Jenn Colella (Chaplin, Closer Than Ever), Max von Essen(Evita, Death Takes a Holiday) and Robert Lenzi (South Pacific, Hello Again). UMC's recordings will be released for free digital download on the New York Public Library's website as part of its Musical of the Month blog series, which recently featured UMC's reconstruction of the Barefoot Boy libretto. The musical has never received a cast album. (more...)

Unsung Concert Series to Continue at 54 Below with UNSUNG BOB MERRILL, 8/5, and UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its 2014 Unsung concert series at 54 Below with Unsung Bob Merrill and Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2, following its recent sold-out, critically acclaimed Unsung Carolyn Leigh concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The two all-new evenings are created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, At Home Abroad). (more...)

BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK Recording with Max Von Essen, Jenn Colella & More Now Available for Free Download
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC), in a collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, has released a recording of three songs from the little-known 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek featuring performances by Jenn Colella (Chaplin, Closer Than Ever), Max von Essen (Evita, Death Takes a Holiday) and Robert Lenzi (South Pacific, Hello Again). (more...)

Bruce Vilanch Set to Lead Developmental Reading of I HAD A BALL on 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. to Present BLESS YOU ALL!, 9/19-10/5; CAESAR'S WIFE Concert, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its fifth anniversary celebration with a new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ('The Phil Silvers Show,' Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). Directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), the limited three-week engagement will run Sep 19 - Oct 5 at The Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street), officially opening September 22. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside I HAD A BALL Reading with Lesli Margherita, Bruce Vilanch & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 22, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), was held earlier this week in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the reading below! (more...)

Jeffrey Seller Directs Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Will Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

UnsungMusicals Developing USO Musical UP IN ARMS; Autumn Hurlbert, Brian Sears & More Star in Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced that it is currently developing Up in Arms!, a new musical by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ("The Phil Silvers Show," Call Me Mister) and Tony Award winner Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed...). A private exploratory reading was held on July 15, 2013. UMC is targeting Fall 2014 to present the new work, which is being developed in collaboration with the estates of Mr. Loesser and Mr. Auerbach. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Begins THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) presents The Fig Leaves Are Falling, with performances beginning January 10, 2013 at the Connelly Theatre. Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q, The Glorious Ones), Jonathan Rayson (Legally Blonde, Adrift in Macao), Matt Walton ("One Life to Live", Burn After Reading) and Morgan Weed (Rent, Next to Normal, Saved) lead the cast of the 1969 musical comedy which also features Karen Hyland (Ghost The Musical), Nathan Keen (West Side Story), Antuan Raimone (In The Heights), and Morgan Rose (Shrek The Musical). (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jonathan Rayson, Morgan Weed and More Lead UMC's THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING, 1/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced casting for its upcoming production of The Fig Leaves Are Falling beginning performances January 10, 2013 at the Connelly Theatre. Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q, The Glorious Ones), Jonathan Rayson (Legally Blonde, Adrift in Macao), Matt Walton ('One Life to Live', Burn After Reading) and Morgan Weed (Rent, Next to Normal, Saved) lead the cast of the 1969 musical comedy which also features Karen Hyland (Ghost The Musical), Nathan Keen (West Side Story), Antuan Raimone (In The Heights), and Morgan Rose (Shrek The Musical). (more...)

Jenny Powers, Max von Essen and More Included in UnsungMusicalsCo.'s 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) just announced its 2014 season, which will launch on April 5 at 8pm with Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special evening produced forLincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Starring Obie Award winner Donna Bullock (Ragtime, A Class Act), Rachel de Benedet(Catch Me if You Can), Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Drama Desk nominee Jenny Powers (Donnybrook!,Happiness), Megan Sikora (Curtains) and Max von Essen (Evita), the concert, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan and Little Me, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). Tickets, priced $30-$50, are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING's Jonathan Rayson
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jan 14, 2013

The musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling had a notoriously short run on Broadway the first time around. It is now being presented at Off Broadway's Connelly Theater and its star Jonathan Rayson chats about it and his career. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at UnsungMusicalsCo's THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) presents The Fig Leaves Are Falling, now playing at the Connelly Theatre. Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q, The Glorious Ones), Jonathan Rayson (Legally Blonde, Adrift in Macao), Matt Walton ("One Life to Live", Burn After Reading) and Morgan Weed (Rent, Next to Normal, Saved) lead the cast of the 1969 musical comedy which also features Karen Hyland (Ghost The Musical), Nathan Keen (West Side Story), Antuan Raimone (In The Heights), and Morgan Rose (Shrek The Musical). Get a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jonathan Rayson, Morgan Weed and More Lead UMC's THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced casting for its upcoming production of The Fig Leaves Are Falling beginning performances tonight, January 10, 2013 at the Connelly Theatre. Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q, The Glorious Ones), Jonathan Rayson (Legally Blonde, Adrift in Macao), Matt Walton ('One Life to Live', Burn After Reading) and Morgan Weed (Rent, Next to Normal, Saved) lead the cast of the 1969 musical comedy which also features Karen Hyland (Ghost The Musical), Nathan Keen (West Side Story), Antuan Raimone (In The Heights), and Morgan Rose (Shrek The Musical). (more...)

Autumn Hurlbert, David Josefsberg and More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s ARE YOU WITH IT? Reading, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a developmental reading of the hit 1945 musical comedy Are You With It? on December 12 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium. Based on the novel Slightly Perfect by George Malcolm-Smith, the musical has a book by Emmy Award winners George Balzer & Sam Perrin ('The Jack Benny Program'), music by Academy Award nominee Harry Revel (Paris in Spring) and lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt (Make Mine Manhattan, Plain and Fancy). UMC artistic director Ben West (Caesar's Wife, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) directs the reading. (more...)

Autumn Hurlbert, David Josefsberg and More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s ARE YOU WITH IT? Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a developmental reading of the hit 1945 musical comedy Are You With It? today, December 12 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jonathan Rayson, Morgan Weed and More Lead UMC's THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING, 1/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced casting for its upcoming production of The Fig Leaves Are Falling beginning performances January 10, 2013 at the Connelly Theatre. Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q, The Glorious Ones), Jonathan Rayson (Legally Blonde, Adrift in Macao), Matt Walton ('One Life to Live', Burn After Reading) and Morgan Weed (Rent, Next to Normal, Saved) lead the cast of the 1969 musical comedy which also features Karen Hyland (Ghost The Musical), Nathan Keen (West Side Story), Antuan Raimone (In The Heights), and Morgan Rose (Shrek The Musical). (more...)

Emilee Dupre, Jacob Hoffman & More Join Cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s BLESS YOU ALL!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Emilee Dupre (Venice, Chaplin), Jacob Hoffman (I'll Be Damned), Aaron Kaburick (Billy Elliot), Brent McBeth (White Christmas),Christopher Ryan (Young Frankenstein) and Clifton Samuels (Follies) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ('The Phil Silvers Show,' Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). (more...)

Tari Kelly, James Beaman & More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s BLESS YOU ALL!, Begin. 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced initial casting for its new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ("The Phil Silvers Show," Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). Directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), the limited three-week engagement will run Sep 19 - Oct 5 at The Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street), officially opening Sep 22. (more...)

UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Set for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben West Previews Unsung Musicals' Carolyn Leigh Tribute Concert
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 3, 2014

Max von Essen, Erin Davie, Alli Mauzey and other Bway stars will sing lesser-known tunes by the lyricist of 'Peter Pan' and 'Little Me'. (more...)

Tom Wopat and More Lead Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen Concert 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its new Unsung Cabaret Series with Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen, an intimate evening celebrating the centennial of legendary four-time Academy Award-winning and three-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jimmy Van Heusen (Skyscraper, Walking Happy, Thoroughly Modern Millie) on June 17. Hosted by Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Catch Me If You Can), this concert will be held at 8pm at The Cutting Room. (more...)

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