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Photo Coverage: Unexpected Songs- The Lesser Known Tunes of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Concert)

On Monday night, February 21st 2005, presented the SOLD-OUT Benefit Concert "Unexpected Songs: The Lesser Known Tunes of Andrew Lloyd Webber" celebrating some of the less often sung tunes of one of theatre's most prolific composers.

Benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the concert took place at Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, followed by an after-party at Fez under Time Cafe.

Produced by Robert Diamond, Devised by Eddie Varley, Directed by Jamie McGonnigal, with Music Direction by Mark Hartman, and Additional Arrangements by Mark Hartman and Brian J. Nash, the concert featured twenty stars, backed up by a five-piece band singing a variety of songs from shows including Whistle Down the Wind, Woman in White, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves and more...

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The Program
Orchestra - Jellicle Ball
Tina Maddigan - Unexpected Song
Elaine Caswell - The Perfect Year
Ray McLeod - It's Easy for You (Elvis)
UPSTAGE - No Matter What
Jessica Grove - Half a Moment
Joe Machota & Tina Maddigan - I Believe My Heart
Rob Evan - Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Max von Essen - Evermore Without You
Kristy Cates - Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad
Jessica Grove and Marc Kudisch - First Man You Remember
Jennifer Malenke - Recordare
Tom Hewitt - Vaults of Heaven
Julie Garnye & Mick Bleyer - Could We Start Again Please?
Natalie Joy Johnson - Anything But Lonely
Marty Thomas - Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts
Peter Sachon - Variations
Eden Espinosa - Whistle Down The Wind Editor-in-Chief, and Producer of Unexpected Songs,
Rob Diamond welcomes everyone to the concert

Mark Hartman leads the band with "Jellicle Ball"

Tina Maddigan (formerly of Mamma Mia!) kicked things off
with "Unexpected Song"

Elaine Caswell sings a new, jazzy arrangement of
Sunset Boulevard's "The Perfect Year"

Ray McLeod, last seen in Wonderful Town sings
a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
for Elvis, "It's Easy For You"

Formed especially for tonight's concert, the
Boy Band "UPSTAGE" sings "No Matter What"

Mike Busillo

Michael Minarik

Ben Thompson

Mick Bleyer

Jessica Grove sings "Half a Moment" from By Jeeves

A Mamma Mia! reunion as Tina Maddigan and Joe Machota
sing "I Believe My Heart" from Woman in White


A tearful (yet happy) embrace

Rob Evan sings "A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste" from
Whistle Down the Wind

Max von Essen nails "Evermore Without You" from Woman in White

Wicked's Kristy Cates shows her comedic side with
"Capped Teeth and Caeser Salad" from Song & Dance

Another reunion takes place at Joe's Pub when
Marc Kudisch and Jessica Grove sing Aspects of Love's
"First Man You Remember"


Marc and Jessica

Soprano Jennifer Malenke sings with precision, "Recordare" from Requiem

Tom Hewitt sings a stirring rendition of "Vaults of Heaven"
from Whistle Down the Wind

Julie Garnye begins a duet of "Could We Start Again Please" from
Jesus Christ Superstar

and is joined by Mick Bleyer

The soulful Natalie Joy Johnson (BARE) sings
"Anything But Lonely" from Aspects of Love

Marty Thomas heats the evening up with Whistle Down the Wind's
"Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts" which was originally recorded
by Bonnie Tyler....

and has the audience in a frenzy by the end!

Renowned cellist, Peter Sachon takes on
"Variations" from Song & Dance

Eden Espinosa (Brooklyn) caps off the evening with
"Whistle Down The Wind"

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