UnsungMusicalsCo. has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook to be held on Saturday, April 5, at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Created and directed by Ben West, the performance will showcase songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist behind Peter Pan, Little Me, and How Now Dow Jones.
Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years), Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys), Alli Mauzey (Wicked), and Teal Wicks (Wicked) join the cast. Previously announced cast members include Donna Bullock (Ragtime), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can), Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Jenny Powers (Donnybrook!), and Max von Essen (Evita). Fran Minarik lends her musical direction and arrangements to the performance.
Unsung Carolyn Leigh will highlight the lyricist's little-known works including several jazz-infused items from her acclaimed 1969 Gatsby score, a cut song from How Now Dow Jones, and two numbers written with Marvin Hamlisch for the original, unproduced version of Smile.