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Lee Pockriss Headshot
Date Of Death:
November 17, 2011
Bio:
With Paul Vance he co-wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", recorded in 1960 by Brian Hyland; the Grammy-nominated "Catch a Falling Star", recorded in 1957 by Perry Como; and the 1969 hit, "Tracy", recorded by The Cuff Links. With lyricist Anne Croswell he wrote the songs for ... (read complete bio)
 
Lee Pockriss Headshot
Date of Death: November 17, 2011

Bio:
With Paul Vance he co-wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", recorded in 1960 by Brian Hyland; the Grammy-nominated "Catch a Falling Star", recorded in 1957 by Perry Como; and the 1969 hit, "Tracy", recorded by The Cuff Links. With lyricist Anne Croswell he wrote the songs for ... (read complete bio)
UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical Photo UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

UnsungMusicals Co. announced today its plans for the 2018 season.

UnsungMusicalsCo. and York Theatre Co. Partner for Show Time! Trilogy Photo UnsungMusicalsCo. and York Theatre Co. Partner for Show Time! Trilogy
by Julie Musbach - Jul 2, 2018

UnsungMusicalsCo. and The York Theatre Company announced today a partnership for the next three years for UMC's Show Time! Trilogy. UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) focuses on researching and developing prescient projects that explore the vibrancy of the American musical theatre canon, and how past works influence the artists and repertoire of today and tomorrow.

UnsungMusicalsCo. Will Present Reading Of THE BERGEN LETTERS Photo UnsungMusicalsCo. Will Present Reading Of THE BERGEN LETTERS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2018

UMC will present an exploratory reading of select scenes and songs from the new musical The Bergen Letters on Monday, April 2nd at 6pm at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The cast will include Traci Bair, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, You Can't Take It with You), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Becky Gulsvig (Beautiful, School of Rock, Legally Blonde), Aaron Ramey (The Visit, Bridges of Madison County), Danny Rutigliano (Holiday Inn, Born Yesterday) and Morgan Weed (American Psycho, First Wives Club). The Bergen Letters is an original musical telling the story of a closeted female college professor in the 1950s, who, though married with a child, finds herself falling for a young female grad student.

UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical Photo UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

UnsungMusicals Co. announced today its plans for the 2018 season.

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017.

BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively to Lead Reading of New Musical CONRACK at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Quill Entertainment Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Conrack, based on the novel The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy, with music by Lee Pockriss, book by Granville Wyche Burgess, lyrics by Anne Croswell, additional music by Doug Katsaros, and additional lyrics by Granville Wyche Burgess.

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway.

BWW Review; In Tandem Closes Spectacular Season with Endearing ERNEST IN LOVE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 29, 2016

'Life is too important to be taken seriously,' quoted Oscar Wilde, the famous and infamous author who wrote the ever popular 'The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People' in 1895. In Tandem provides an endearing musical version of Wilde's play from an original 1960 production Ernest in Love by collaborating with Milwaukee Opera Theatre. In an adaptation written by Anne Croswell with music composed by Lee Pockriss, the performance had been revived in the early 2000's. on Broadway Director Jane Flieller hits all the right notes with touching humor when she assembled an accomplished, elegant cast to revive Wilde's clever romantic tale of social class and turn of the 20th century society.

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey Set for UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, VOL. 2 at 54 Below
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 6, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2 at 54 Below on Thursday, November 20 at 7 PM and 9:30 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 (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling).

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'.

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.

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.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/16/2013
by - Nov 16, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/16/2013.

Amy Hohn, Cary Shields & More Join Cast of UMC's CAESAR'S WIFE Concert, 11/18
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Rachel de Benedet, Kevin Earley, Teal Wicks and More Join UnsungMusicalsCo.'s CAESAR'S WIFE, 11/18
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

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.

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Extends TOVARICH Through 9/1
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 20, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announced today it was extending the run of its critically acclaimed comedy Tovarich through September 1st. Added performances of this long-forgotten treasure, by French playwright Jacques Deval and adapted by the American author Robert E. Sherwood, are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 29th, 30th and 31st at 8 p.m.; and Saturday August 31st and Sunday, September 1st at 2 p.m.

Photo Flash: First Look at TOVARICH at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2013 Season continues with the provocative romantic comedy Tovarich. This long-forgotten treasure, by French playwright Jacques Deval, and adapted by the great American author Robert E. Sherwood, began performances on August 7th at The Shakespeare Theatre's Main Stage - The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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.

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