MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Director Featured on Latest Episode of THE SET LIST
Before he shot to fame as one of America's most beloved songwriters, Arthur Brightman cribbed Porter, Berlin, and Gershwin in a queer nightclub act starring his lover, Trevor Copeland. But they needed more than love songs to escape the increasingly radical politics of 1965 Greenwich Village. Now, on the night of Brightman's death, Copeland returns to the stage to relive the story of their romance through the music it inspired. Featuring an original score fashioned after the American Songbook, MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET imagines two men who never existed in a time that very much did.
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MAX FRIEDMAN is a director of theatre, concerts, and cabaret. Friedman is currently in residence as the Associate Director of Programming of the legendary cabaret institution Don't Tell Mama where he has helmed over a dozen original cabaret acts and a series of developmental presentations of new musicals including SONGS FOR SLUTTY GIRLS by Kailey Marshall & Nessie Nankivell and THE SHOWMEN by Noel Carey & Ryan McGovern. Other NYC credits include CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND (2016 MAC Award Nomination, Show of the Year), THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW by Natalie Tenenbaum & Kevin Waznor (54 Below), RUBY MANGER LIVE! THE FAREWELL ENGAGEMENT by Julia Mattison & Noel Carey (54 Below), THE BLUEST INK (Sondheim Jazz Revue, le poisson rouge), and 6 by Zack Zadek (NYMF 2012). Regional credits include MURDER BALLAD (NJ Premiere) and THE LONGING AND THE SHORT OF IT by Daniel Mateé (5 Carbonell Award Nominations, including Best Director). As an Assistant Director, projects include IMAGINE HARRY (NAMT), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Brandon Ivie), THE OTHER JOSH COHEN (Soho Playhouse, dir. Ted Sperling), UNCOOL THE PARTY, 35MM, and many projects with Joe Iconis and Family including THINGS TO RUIN, BLOODSONG OF LOVE, and THE ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (dir. John Simpkins). Instagram/Twitter: @maxbfriedman www.maxfriedmandirector.com
The Set List is a comprehensive collection of the best cabaret performances in New York City, including the works of Musical Theater composers, classical favorites, and new musical readings. The Set List features live recordings of Off Broadway concerts as well as behind the scenes interviews and conversations with select artists. A new podcast dedicated to celebrating the roots of all young musicals and their creators.