UnsungMusicalsCo. has announced its 2014 season. Launching on April 5, the season will kick off with Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special evening produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Unsung Carolyn Leigh will star Obie Award winner Donna Bullock (A Class Act), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can), Drew Gehling (On a Clear Day), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Jenny Powers (Happiness), Megan Sikora (The Nance), and Max von Essen (Evita). The concert, showcasing songs by Leigh, is created and directed by Ben West.
The 2014 season will continue with a workshop production of a new revue: The Passing Show, running from June 26–29 at MTC Creative Center, will feature material by Jeff Bowen ([title of show]), Sam Carner and Derek Gregor (Unlock'd), Rick Hip-Flores, Phoebe Kreutz, Sam Salmond, Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham (I Love You Because), and Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch.
UMC will also present the world premiere of Up in Arms!, a new musical by Tony Award winner Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) and Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach (The Phil Silvers Show), conceived and directed by West and the Unsung concert series at 54 Below.
In addition, UMC's developmental reading series at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will begin May 22 with the hit 1926 musical comedy Peggy-Ann and continue on July 24 with the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy I Had a Ball, starring Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch.
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- Bruce Vilanch
- Megan Sikora
- Max von Essen
- Jenny Powers
- Donna Bullock
- Rachel deBenedet